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Syed Nabeel Zafar, Augustine Obirieze, Babawande Adesibikan, Edward E Cornwell, Terrence M Fullum, Daniel D Tran
IMPORTANCE: There is growing evidence in support of performing early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute cholecystitis. However, the definition of early LC varies from 0 through 10 days depending on the research protocol. The optimum time to perform early LC is still unclear. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether outcomes after early LC for acute cholecystitis vary depending on time from presentation to surgery and to determine the optimum time to perform LC for acute cholecystitis...
February 2015: JAMA Surgery
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