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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Fundus First or Fundus Last—Which and Why?

Moatassim Barham

Citation Information : Barham M. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Fundus First or Fundus Last—Which and Why?. World J Lap Surg 2011; 4 (1):25-29.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1112

Published Online: 01-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).



OC: Open cholecystectomy, LC: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, RLC: Retrograde laparoscopic cholecystectomy, CLC: Conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy, GB: Gallbladder, CBD: Common bile duct, CHD: Common hepatic duct, IOC: Intraoperative cholangiography, ERCP: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography.

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