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Can laparoscopic cholecystectomy prevent recurrent idiopathic acute pancreatitis? A prospective randomized multicenter trial. Ann Surg 2015; 262: 736–741.

Published: 15th December 2015

Authors: Räty S, Pulkkinen J, Nordback I, Sand J, Victorzon M, Grönroos J et al. et al.


After median follow-up of 36 months, the rate of recurrent pancreatitis was 4/39 in the surgery group and 14/46 in controls (P=0.016). Some 59 per cent of removed gallbladders contained stones or sludge.

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