Missed malignancies during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Hamaloglu E., Yorganci K., Oner Z., Sayek I.

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.46, no.25, pp.126-129, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 25
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-129
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


BACKGROUND/AIMS: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now the treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstone diseases. However, besides its great benefits, perhaps the most disappointing complication of this operation is missed malignancies. In this study, patients who had missed malignancies that were diagnosed shortly after laparoscopic cholecystectomy were studied. We aim to find out the cause of missed and delayed diagnosis.