The optimal timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis: A meta-analysis.

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Summary of "The optimal timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis: A meta-analysis."

The optimal timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients with mild acute gallstone pancreatitis (MAGP) is controversial. The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate and compare the safety and efficacy of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC) and delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy (DLC) in patients with MAGP.


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Name: Medicine
ISSN: 1536-5964
Pages: e17429


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