Letters Gallstones

Authors’ reply to Harris and colleagues

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4125 (Published 24 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4125
  1. Kurinchi S Gurusamy, lecturer in surgery1,
  2. Brian R Davidson, professor of hepatopancreatobiliary and liver transplantation surgery
  1. 1Royal Free Campus, University College London, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2PF, UK
  1. k.gurusamy{at}ucl.ac.uk

We agree with Harris and colleagues that the risk of conversion to open cholecystectomy after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis may be lower in specialist upper gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary units.1 2 Reorganisation of service delivery of gallstone management could be considered to obtain the best results for patients with acute calculous cholecystitis. However, many …

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