Urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the management of acute cholecystitis: timing does not influence conversion rate

The optimal treatment of acute cholecystitis is urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Most reports suggest that a delay of 72 or 96 h from onset of symptoms leads to a higher conversion rate. This study assessed the conversion rate in relation to the timing of urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. During a 12 month period, 112 patients… (More)