Letters Gallstones

Conversion to open cholecystectomy is decreasing

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4124 (Published 24 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4124
  1. Adrian Harris, consultant laparoscopic/upper gastrointestinal surgeon and head of surgery1,
  2. Filippo Di Franco, consultant laparoscopic/upper gastrointestinal surgeon1,
  3. Szabolcs Gergely, consultant laparoscopic/upper gastrointestinal surgeon1
  1. 1Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon PE29 6NT, UK
  1. adrianharris{at}nhs.net

We were surprised to read the assertion by Gurusamy and Davidson in their excellent review of gallstones that there was no difference in rates of conversion to open cholecystectomy after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy between early versus delayed cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis, being 20% …

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