Predictive Factors for Conversion to Open Surgery in Patients Undergoing Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Ercan M., Bostanci E. B., Teke Z., Karaman K., Dalgic T., Ulas M., ...More

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.20, no.5, pp.427-434, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the standard surgical procedure for symptomatic gallbladder disease. The aim of this study was to identify factors that may be predictive of cases that would require a conversion to laparotomy.