Systemic response in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy using gasless or carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum: a randomized study

Abstract

In general, laparoscopic cholecystectomy produces a surgical stress response very similar to which occurs after open cholecystectomy. The question is whether the pneumoperitoneum constitutes a significant pathophysiologic trauma, which might be followed by profound changes in the stress response. We conducted a prospective, randomized trial involving 50… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1091-255X(01)00030-0

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