Journal of Family and Community Medicine

: 1997  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 33--40

Current trends in laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Abdulmohsen A Al-Mulhim 
 Department of Surgery, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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Abdulmohsen A Al-Mulhim
P.O. Box 1917, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Gallstone disease is still a major health problem worldwide. Open cholecystectomy was the standard treatment for symptomatic gallstones for more than 100 years. The introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the late 1980s has led to dramatic changes in the management of gallstone disease. The aim of this review is to equip the general practitioner with the answers to questions a patient may ask about the current management of gallstones.

How to cite this article:
Al-Mulhim AA. Current trends in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.J Fam Community Med 1997;4:33-40

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Al-Mulhim AA. Current trends in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. J Fam Community Med [serial online] 1997 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];4:33-40
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