Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the gold-standard surgical method used to treat gallbladder diseases. Recently Laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) has gained greater interest and diffusion for the surgical treatment of several pathologies. In elderly patients, just few randomized controlled trials are present in the literature that confirm the clinical advantages of LESS compared with the classic laparoscopic procedures. We present in this paper the preliminary results of this randomized prospective study regarding the feasibility and safety of LESS cholecystectomy versus classic laparoscopic technique. We demonstrated that LESS technique compared with traditional technique show some advantages like: acceptable operative times, lower post-operative discomfort and sometimes reduction added complications. In addition we also demonstrate that fewer incisions and less scarring which mean less pain, and fewer parietal complications are related to this surgical procedure. In conclusion in the elderly LESS cholecystectomy technique is to be considered a suitable alternative to traditional three-port cholecystectomy.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.05.059|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000383546300001|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84988311264|
|Titolo:||Laparoscopic single site (LESS) and classic video-laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the elderly: A single centre experience|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|