Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed by a single surgeon: findings of a randomized trial

Stefano Partelli, Giuliano Barugola, Alberto Sartori, Stefano Crippa, Massimo Falconi, Giacomo Ruffo

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Abstract

Purposes: Traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (TLC) is performed widely; however, single-incision cholecystectomy (SILC) has been proposed as a better and less traumatic procedure. Methods: In this prospective, double-blinded, randomized study, patients were randomized to undergo either elective SILC or TLC. The primary endpoint was the level of pain after surgery and the secondary endpoints were complications, cosmetic outcomes, and patient satisfaction. Results: A total of 59 patients were enrolled (SILC, n = 30; TLC, n = 29). The median operative time was longer for the SILC group (55 vs. 40 min; P 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-318
Number of pages6
JournalSurgery Today
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016

Keywords

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic
  • Outcomes
  • Pain
  • Randomized
  • Single incision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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