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A prospective, randomized, single-blind trial of 5-mm versus 3-mm ports for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: is smaller better?
|Title||A prospective, randomized, single-blind trial of 5-mm versus 3-mm ports for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: is smaller better?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Bignell M, Lewis MPN, Cheong ECK, Rhodes M|
|Date Published||2013 Oct|
Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) is said to provide improved cosmesis with a reduction in postoperative pain, but SILC involves a change in operative technique. A single-blind, randomized controlled trial compared cosmetic outcomes and postoperative pain between 3- and 5-mm ports used for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC).
|Alternate Journal||Surg Endosc|