Table 2

Operations on trial patients and non-randomised patients

OC

LC

MC

CBDE

Shunt

Concomitant operation


n

N

%

n

%

n

%

n

%

n

%

N

%


Trial patients

724

0

362

50.0

362

50.0

39

5.4

0

20

2.8

Non-randomised patients

993

520

52.4

319

32.1

154

15.5

201

20.2

15

1.5

69

6.9

p < 0.001

p < 0.001

P < 0.001


OC = conventional open cholecystectomy, LC = Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, MC = mini-laparotomy cholecystectomy, CBDE = common bile duct exploration, Shunt = choledochoduodenostomy, Concomitant operation = other operation performed in combination with cholecystectomy.

Ros et al. BMC Surgery 2006 6:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-6-17

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