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Nusret Akyurek, B├╝lent Salman, Oktay Irkorucu, Oge Tascilar, Osman Yuksel, Mustafa Sare, Ertan Tatlicioglu
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystctomy has become the treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstones. The potential risks have dissuaded some surgeons from using the laparoscopic procedure in patients with previous abdominal surgery. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effect of previous abdominal surgery on the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: This study included 600 well-documented patients with gallstones who underwent laparoscopic cholecystctomy at our surgical department between May 2000 and January 2004...
April 2005: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
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