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K Pitzul

Should Delayed Cholecystectomy Following Acute Calculous Cholecystitis Be Discouraged in a Resource-restricted Setting?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.006
Pages: 
388–92
Synopsis: 
Even in a resource-restricted setting, delayed cholecystectomy following acute calculous cholecystitis results in delays in definitive management with ensuing complications during the waiting period. Early cholecystectomy should be encouraged.

ABSTRACT

Background: Early cholecystectomy for acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) reduces hospital stay and complications during the waiting period. The purpose of this study is to establish the patterns of management of ACC at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and to evaluate the advantages of early versus delayed cholecystectomy.

Accepted: 
02 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 27 Apr, 2015
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