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BMC Surg. 2013;13 Suppl 2:S21. doi: 10.1186/1471-2482-13-S2-S21. Epub 2013 Oct 8.

Elective and emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the elderly: our experience.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

We aimed to analyze outcomes of early and delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the elderly in our General Surgery Division.

METHODS:

We analyzed 114 LC performed from the 1st of January 2008 to the 31st of December 2012 in our General Surgery division: 67 LC were performed for gallbladder stones and 47 for acute cholecystitis.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION:

Comparison between Ordinary and Emergency groups showed that drain placement and post-operative hospital stay were significatively different. There were no significative differences between Early Laparoscopic Emergency Cholecystectomy (E-ELC) and Delayed Laparoscopic Emergency Cholecystectomy (D-ELC). There weren't any differences about Team's evaluation.

CONCLUSION:

We consider LC a safe and effective treatment for cholelitiasis and acute cholecystitis in Ordinary and Emergency setting, also in the elderly. We also demonstrate that, in our experience, LC for AC is feasible as well.

PMID:
24268106
PMCID:
PMC3851193
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2482-13-S2-S21
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