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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in surgical training

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6963.1232b (Published 05 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1232
  1. I Mushtaq,
  2. C Harris
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow G3 8SJ

    EDITOR, - The benefits of laparoscopic cholecystectomy are well established, and most consultant surgeons are retraining in this method.1,2 How well are surgical trainees being taught this relatively new approach to what was previously an operation commonly performed by registrars?

    We conducted a survey of laparoscopic and open cholecystectomies performed by surgical trainees and the extent of formal training in these procedures. We sent questionnaires to 85 trainees working …

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