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Early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for uncomplicated biliary colic

  1. Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy*,
  2. Rahul Koti,
  3. Giuseppe Fusai,
  4. Brian R Davidson

Editorial Group: Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group

Published Online: 30 JUN 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 14 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007196.pub3


How to Cite

Gurusamy KS, Koti R, Fusai G, Davidson BR. Early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for uncomplicated biliary colic. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD007196. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007196.pub3.

Author Information

  1. Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Department of Surgery, London, UK

*Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Department of Surgery, Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Hospital,, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF, UK. kurinchi2k@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (conclusions changed)
  2. Published Online: 30 JUN 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Early or delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary colic, Outcome 1 Mortality.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Early or delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary colic, Outcome 2 Serious adverse events.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Early or delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary colic, Outcome 3 Conversion to open cholecystectomy.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Early or delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary colic, Outcome 4 Hospital stay (days).
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Early or delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary colic, Outcome 5 Operating time (minutes).