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Role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in children
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
The present study is undertaken to establish the usefulness of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and to know its merits and demerits as compared to open cholecystectomy in children. In all, 28 patients who underwent cholecystectomy (8 open and 20 laparoscopic cholecystectomy) in B.Y.L. Nair hospital between July 1999 and March 2004 were analyzed. Calculous cholecystitis was found to be the most common indication for surgery. Operative time for laparoscopic cholecystectomy was more than that in opendoi:10.4103/0971-9261.16469 fatcat:wld6su7q3vfb3nkitepzhszsgu