Table 3

Operative findings
CM SC Pvalue
(n=18) (n=156)
Operation time (min)
 Mean 129±34 108±48 0.084
 Range 63–190 50–375
Amount of bleeding (mL)
 Mean 146.7±185.2 79.7±236.4 0.247
 Range 0–675 0–1970
Success rate of <0.001
intraoperative cholangiography
 Possible 9 145
 Not possible 9 11
Site of proximal bile duct stump <0.001
 Cystic duct 11 148
 Neck of gallbladder 7 8
Methodology of treatment
for bile duct stump
 Clip 6 131 <0.001
 Endoloop 1 2
 Ligation 4 7
 Suture 3 6
 Elastic yarn (for transcystic drainage) 2 10
 None 2 0
Conversion rate (%) 6/17(35.3) 7/146(4.8) <0.001

CM: Cholecystomucoclasis, SC: Standard cholecystectomy.

Tsukada et al.

Tsukada et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:113   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-113

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