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Subtotal Cholecystectomy

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Steven M Strasberg, Michael J Pucci, L Michael Brunt, Daniel J Deziel
Less than complete cholecystectomy has been advocated for difficult operative conditions for more than 100 years. These operations are called partial or subtotal cholecystectomy, but the terms are poorly defined and do not stipulate whether a remnant gallbladder is created. This article briefly reviews the history and development of the procedures and introduces new terms to clarify the field. The term partial is discarded, and subtotal cholecystectomies are divided into "fenestrating" and "reconstituting" types...
January 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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