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Ten-year outcome after minilaparotomy versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective randomised trial.
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PMID:  23344510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and minilaparotomy cholecystectomy (MC) are the two most commonly performed mini-invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of symptomatic gallstone disease, but the long-term outcome after these two procedures has not been compared in prospective clinical trials. We therefore investigated the outcome after LC and MC in 127 patients operated at Kuopio University Hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Initially 157 patients with uncomplicated symptomatic gallstones were randomised to MC (n = 85) or LC (n = 72) over a 5-year period (1998-2004), and 127 of them (81 %), 69/85 with MC and 58/72 with LC, were reached for a follow-up interview 10.5 (7.3-13.6) years after the surgery. RESULTS: Baseline and surgical parameters were similar in the two groups; 3/69 MCs and 2/58 LCs were converted to open laparotomy. The prevalence of chronic post-surgical pain 10 years after procedure was similar in the two groups: 5/69 (7 %) in the MC group and 1/58 (2 %) in the LC group (p = 0.14). Residual abdominal symptoms were common, but less frequent in the MC group (14/69; 20 %) than in the LC group (21/58 patients; 36 %) (p = 0.039). In the MC group 63/69 (91 %) and 57/58 (98 %) in the LC group (p = 0.059) were satisfied with the cosmetic outcome. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest a relatively similar long-term outcome after MC and LC.
Jukka Harju; Samuli Aspinen; Petri Juvonen; Hannu Kokki; Matti Eskelinen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
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Title:  Surgical endoscopy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-2218     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Endosc     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8806653     Medline TA:  Surg Endosc     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 263, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland,
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