The use of absorbable clips in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  title={The use of absorbable clips in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={Abdelkader Hawasli},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery},
  volume={4 5},
A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted to evaluate the use of absorbable clips in elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Fifty consecutive patients, 36 females and 14 males, were randomized into two groups. Group 1 patients had metal clips, and group 2 patients had absorbable clips applied on the cystic duct and cystic artery. These patients were followed for 3 months postoperatively. There was no difference between the two groups with regard to operative time, hospital stay… CONTINUE READING