Urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the best management for biliary colic. A prospective randomized study of 75 cases.

Salman B., Yuksel O., Irkorucu O., Akyurek N., Tezcaner T., Dogan İ., ...More

Digestive surgery, vol.22, pp.95-9, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000085300
  • Journal Name: Digestive surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-9
  • Keywords: biliary colic, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, ACUTE CHOLECYSTITIS, NATURAL-HISTORY, GALLSTONE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background/ Aim: Delay of laparoscopic cholecystectomy after the diagnosis of biliary colic may increase the probability of recurrent emergency admission while awaiting elective cholecystectomy. The aim of this study was to compare the possible advantages and safety of urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy ( ULC) with elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy ( ELC) in patients with biliary colic.