Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Results of an Early Experience

Cooperman, Avram M.
June 1991
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun1991, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p694
Academic Journal
Ninety consecutive patients over a 6-month period with acute (31 patients) or chronic (59 patients) cholecystitis underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy on an ambulatory (49 patients), one-night (33 patients), or two-night (5 patients) basis. Three patients required open procedures for 1) perforated duodenal ulcer at 48 h, postoperatively, 2) a cholecystoduodenal fistula, and 5) Mirizzis syndrome with erosion of the common duct. The procedure is safe, efficacious, and should he offered to patients with acute and chronic biliary disease.


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