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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 1997  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 33-40

Current trends in laparoscopic cholecystectomy


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

Correspondence Address:
Abdulmohsen A Al-Mulhim
P.O. Box 1917, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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PMID: 23008571

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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.


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