[Treatment of gallstone patients]

Jorgensen T
Record ID 32013000083
Authors' recomendations: The technologies used to treat stones in the gallbladder are: cholecystectomy, cholecystolithotomy and dissolution/pulverisation. Cholecystectomy is the most common treatment for patients with symptomatic gallstones. Randomised studies of cholecystectomy by laparoscopy versus minilaparotomy show the same degree of patient satisfaction after a few months. Significantly more patients were satisfied with their scar after 12 weeks in the laparoscopy group (84 %) than in the minilaparotomy group (74 %). Cholecystectomy by minilaparotomy is both cheaper and better than laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2000
URL for additional information: http://www.sst.dk/publ/Publ2000/Gallstone.pdf
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Denmark
Organisation Name: Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: National Board of Health, PO Box 1881, Islands Brygge 67, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. Tel: 45 72 22 74 48; Fax: 45 72 22 74 07/67
Contact Name: dacehta@sst.dk
Contact Email: dacehta@sst.dk
Copyright: Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (DACEHTA)
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