Operative Strategies in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Is There Any Evidence?

  • Fabio Cesare CampanileEmail author
  • Ferdinando Agresta
  • Nereo Vettoretto
  • Roberto Cirocchi
  • Mario Campli


The development of the technique to perform a cholecystectomy by laparoscopy was the beginning of a radical change that, in a few years, involved general surgeons all over the world.

Many surgeons, throughout the world, learned how to perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy; the technical details most surgeons use are only a matter of personal preference and are not systematically confronted with other propositions. The chapter examines some of those technical details and the available evidence in their support.


Common Bile Duct Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Cystic Duct Bile Duct Injury Cystic Artery 
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A special thank goes to Dr Mario Campli, MD. His profound surgical knowledge joined his artistic ability to produce the excellent illustrations of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Cesare Campanile
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ferdinando Agresta
    • 2
  • Nereo Vettoretto
    • 3
  • Roberto Cirocchi
    • 4
  • Mario Campli
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of SurgeryHospital S. Giovanni Decollato AndosillaCivita CastellanaItaly
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryULSS19 del VenetoAdriaItaly
  3. 3.Laparoscopic Surgical UnitM. Mellini HospitalChiariItaly
  4. 4.Department of Digestive and Liver Surgery UnitSt Maria HospitalTerniItaly
  5. 5.Division of Surgery“Nuova Itor” Private Health FacilityRomeItaly

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