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Laparoscopic versus open cholecystectomy: effect on pulmonary function tests.
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PMID:  10791184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Operations often cause impairment in respiration due to pain. This study was designed to compare the changes in pulmonary function tests after open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODOLOGY: Two groups of 35 patients were randomly set up. Each patient had 3 pulmonary function tests performed and 2 postero-anterior grid chest roentgenograms taken. All of these data were evaluated by the same group of investigators. RESULTS: After taking into consideration the difference between pulmonary function tests, values were not significant (P < or = 0.05). All pulmonary function test values decreased significantly on the 1st postoperative day (P < or = 0.05). When postero-anterior chest roentgenograms were compared no clinically evident atelectasis except 3 lineary was seen in the laparoscopic cholecystectomy group, whereas 5 lineary, 7 focal, and 3 segmentary atelectasia were encountered in the open cholecystectomy group (P < or = 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: We believe that laparoscopic cholecystectomy has more advantages when speaking of postoperative pulmonary function tests and atelectasia.
I Coskun; A R Hatipoglu; A Topaloglu; Y Yoruk; S Yalcinkaya; T Caglar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:    2000 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-17     Completed Date:  2000-07-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  GREECE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic*
Lung Volume Measurements*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Atelectasis / etiology
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology*

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