Is single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy a safe and effective treatment for acute cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy appears to be safe and effective for acute cholecystitis. [37, 44] Early surgical intervention potentially reduces the risk of laparotomy conversion. [37] Note that single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy may be associated with an 8% rate of incisional hernia, with age (≥50 years) and body mass index (BMI) (≥30 kg/m2) as independent predictive factors. [46]


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