The influence of laparoscopic surgery on postoperative polymorphonuclear leukocyte function

Abstract

Background: Laparoscopic surgery is thought to result in a better preservation of patients' immunological defenses. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) are the most important effector cells in the elimination of pathogenic microorganisms. Because little is known about their function after laparoscopic surgery, we studied PMN phagocytosis, antigen expression… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004640010080

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