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Audit of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a single center.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10803995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A continuous audit is required to ensure laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is performed safely in the surgical community in general. A retrospective review of all LC done in a single center was performed. A total of 1,244 LC were attempted. The conversion rate was 12.4%, the complication rate 3.5%, and the bile duct injury rate 0.4%. Forty percent of bile duct injury occurred after conversion. A decreasing trend of complication rate was seen in the early part of the series, then the rate steadied at about 2.5-3%. A higher threshold of conversion may not increase the bile duct injury rate. However, good laparoscopic technique and adequate experience are prerequisites to safe LC.
M T Cheung; C H Yuen; C W Tse; N H Chia; W Y Chiu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1530-4515     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-06     Completed Date:  2000-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888751     Medline TA:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Bile Ducts / injuries
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic / statistics & numerical data*
Intraoperative Complications / epidemiology
Medical Audit*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Comment In:
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2000 Feb;10(1):54-5   [PMID:  10872529 ]

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