Can early laparoscopic cholecystectomy be the optimal management of cholecystitis with gallbladder perforation? A single institute experience of 74 cases
Surgical Endoscopy, 06/12/2012Lo HC et al.
Although percutaneous gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) followed by elective LC was still the mainstay for the treatment of gallbladder perforation, early LC had comparable surgical outcomes as that of PTGBD + LC but with a significantly shorter LOS. Early LC should be considered the optimal treatment for gallbladder perforation, and PTGBD + LC can be preserved for those who carried a high risk of operation.
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