Can early laparoscopic cholecystectomy be the optimal management of cholecystitis with gallbladder perforation? A single institute experience of 74 cases

Surgical Endoscopy, 06/12/2012

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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