Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis
1999 (English)In: European Journal of Surgery, ISSN 1102-4151, Vol. 166, no Suppl. 585, 16-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Acute cholecystitis was initially considered a contra-indication for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, but today the laparoscopic route is generally used even for severe acute cholecystitis. Several studies have shown that this is possible, although the conversion and complication rates are high, but there are no randomised controlled trials that evaluate the complications and costs of this technique compared with conventional open techniques. The timing of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis is also a matter of debate as well as its use in elderly patients with this condition.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 166, no Suppl. 585, 16-17 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25398Local ID: 9841OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-25398DiVA: diva2:245727