Single-Port-Access Cholecystectomy: History Should Not Be Allowed to Repeat

Connor, Saxon
May 2009
World Journal of Surgery;May2009, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p1020
Academic Journal
In this article the author offers an opinion towards the article presented by P. Bucher, F. Pugin and N. Buchs describing the technical success of 11 patients undergoing an elective single port-port-access cholecystectomy. The author acknowledged that the procedures of the paper were completed with standard laparoscopic instruments. He also emphasizes the importance of recalling the widespread of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the early mentions in other studies.


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