This cohort study assesses the association of time interval from the initial cholecystectomy to reoperation with overall survival in patients with gallbladder cancer.
A 51-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 2-day history of progressive abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting 6 weeks after gallbladder removal and 1 month after removal of a lost gallstone. What is your diagnosis?
This observational study evaluates the costs associated with surgical quality and the relative financial burden on hospitals and payers.
A 57-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 1 day history of upper abdominal pain. What is your diagnosis?
This observational study uses National Inpatient Sample data to examine the rates of complications, mortality, and costs associated with emergency general surgery.
This systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrates that subtotal cholecystectomy is an important tool for use in difficult gallbladders and achieves morbidity rates comparable to those reported for total cholecystectomy in simple cases.
This retrospective review shows that minimally invasive surgery has an increasingly prominent role in contemporary surgical therapy for many common diseases, although the open approach still predominates in all but 5 procedures.
Möller et al evaluate the outcomes after various interventions to clear the bile ducts and compare these with the natural course of common bile duct stones (CBDSs) found during intraoperative cholangiography. See also the Invited Commentary by Montero and Schulick.
Hwang et al determine the risk of developing recurrent gallstone pancreatitis in patients who never receive a cholecystectomy. Worhunsky and Visser provide an invited commentary.