Unimpaired immune functions after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


BACKGROUND The advantages of laparoscopic cholecystectomy over the open procedure seem to be related to the lesser surgical trauma. Whether this is also reflected by reduced postoperative immune suppression is not known. METHODS The perioperative cellular immunocompetence of patients undergoing either laparoscopic (n = 8) or open (n = 8) cholecystectomy… (More)


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