Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Results of an Early Experience

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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 3) Mirizzis syndrome with erosion of the common duct. The procedure is safe, efficacious, and should be offered to patients with acute and chronic biliary disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-696
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1991
Externally publishedYes


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