The advent of laparoscopic cholecystectoma has established a new chapter in surgical treatment with an impact on the various surgical specialties leading to significant changes in surgical practice. The essential attribute of the new approach is the reduction of the trauma of access. Minimal access surgery (MAS) underlies all the benefits of the new approach including the accelerated recovery. Few other developments in surgery have excited so much interest among surgeons and the medical equipment industries alike, and progress during the past 7 years has been impressive though at times lacking direction and in some instances, scientific backing.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Acta Chirurgica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
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