The impact of patient delay and physician delay on the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis.

@article{Eldar1999TheIO,
  title={The impact of patient delay and physician delay on the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis.},
  author={Shai Meron Eldar and Arie Eitan and Amitai Bickel and Edmond Sabo and Amos M. Cohen and Jack Abrahamson and Ibrahim Matter},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={178 4},
  pages={303-7}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now used in the management of acute cholecystitis. Under these circumstances unfavorable conditions may result in conversion and complications. Information about these conditions may help in planning the laparoscopic approach or in proceeding directly to open cholecystectomy. This study was initiated to evaluate perioperative factors associated with conversion and complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis. Special attention… CONTINUE READING

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