Conversion of Laparoscopic to Open Cholecystectomy in the Current Era of Laparoscopic Surgery

This study aims to evaluate the reasons for conversion of this operation in the current era of laparoscopic surgery

Viet H. Le

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • This study aims to evaluate the reasons for conversion of this operation in the current era of laparoscopic surgery
  • A retrospective review of medical records was undertaken to identify all laparoscopic converted to open cholecystectomy performed at a single center over a 2-year period
  • Between May 2008 and April 2010, 3371 laparoscopic cholecystectomies were performed at Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center
  • Inflammation, adhesions, and anatomic difficulty were the three most common intraoperative findings leading to conversion
  • The willingness and ability of surgeons to convert to open cholecystectomy continues to be important to the safety of this operation
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