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Vestn Khir Im I I Grek. 1996;155(3):28-30.

[Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis].

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was fulfilled in 108 patients admitted to the clinic with acute cholecystitis. Operations were made on 73% of them during the first four days from the beginning of the disease, 18.5% were operated upon within 5-7 days, 8.5% - 8 days later. Endoscopic papillotomy with removing the stones from the choledochus was performed in 10% of the patients before operation. Serious problems during taking the gallbladder from the inflammatory infiltration were observed in 29% of the patients. Technical problems took place more often if the patients were operated upon 5 days after the beginning of the disease. Change for open laparoscopy and standard cholecystectomy were necessary in 9 patients (8.3%). There were no lethal outcomes after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Complications were observed in 12 patients (11.1%). The average period of staying at the hospital was (5.2 +/- 2.1) days. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be successfully performed in patients with acute cholecystitis by a sufficiently experienced surgeon.

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