Symptomatic outcome 1 year after laparoscopic and minilaparotomy cholecystectomy: a randomized trial.

@article{McMahon1995SymptomaticO1,
  title={Symptomatic outcome 1 year after laparoscopic and minilaparotomy cholecystectomy: a randomized trial.},
  author={A J McMahon and Sue Ross and John N Baxter and Ian Russell and James R. Anderson and Christopher G Morran and Garry Sunderland and David J. Galloway and Patrick J O'Dwyer},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={82 10},
  pages={1378-82}
}
In a randomized controlled trial, 299 patients were sent a symptoms questionnaire 1 year after laparoscopic (n = 151) or minilaparotomy (n = 148) cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis. The response rate to the questionnaire from contactable patients was 86 per cent. In both groups, at least 90 per cent of patients reported that their symptoms were improved, and at least 93 per cent rated the success of their operation as 'excellent', 'good', or 'fair'. However, over half the patients… CONTINUE READING

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