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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Mitchell, Derek I. G.; DuQuesnay, Denis R.; McCartney, Trevor B.; Bhoorasingh, Patrick
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Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Jamaica: The initial experience
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West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
1996
Volume ID
45
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
85-88
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Abstract
This review of all laparoscopic cholecystectomies performed between 1993 and 1995 in Jamaica records the experience of local surgeons following an accelerated training programme. Special attention was paid to operating time, conversions, complications, analgesic requirements, time to discharge and cost. Comparisons are made of the local experience with the international experience. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been found to be a safe and viable option for Jamaican patients with gall bladder disease.....
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