Systematic review: open, small-incision or laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholecystolithiasis.

@article{Keus2009SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review: open, small-incision or laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholecystolithiasis.},
  author={Frederik Keus and H. G. Gooszen and Cornelis Jhm van Laarhoven},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={359-78}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the method of choice for gallbladder removal, although evidence of superiority over open and small-incision cholecystectomy is lacking. AIM To compare the effects of open, small-incision and laparoscopic cholecystectomy techniques for patients with symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. METHODS We conducted updated searches until January 2007 in multiple databases. We assessed bias risk. RESULTS Fifty-nine trials randomized 5556 patients. No… CONTINUE READING
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