Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences

Published by: Kowsar

Comparison of Early Outcomes and Costs Between Laparoscopic and Open Cholecystectomy for Mild and Moderate Cases of Cholelithiasis in Rural Morocco: A Retrospective Comparative Study

Mohammed Anass Majbar 1 , 2 , * , Amine Benkabbou 1 and Amine Souadka 1
Authors Information
1 Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco
2 Clinique Chirurgicale C, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
Article information
  • Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences: November 01, 2015, 4 (4); e34182
  • Published Online: November 21, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: September 5, 2015
  • Revised: October 10, 2015
  • Accepted: November 7, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/minsurgery-34182

To Cite: Anass Majbar M, Benkabbou A, Souadka A. Comparison of Early Outcomes and Costs Between Laparoscopic and Open Cholecystectomy for Mild and Moderate Cases of Cholelithiasis in Rural Morocco: A Retrospective Comparative Study, J Minim Invasive Surg Sci. 2015 ; 4(4):e34182. doi: 10.17795/minsurgery-34182.

Copyright © 2015, Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center and Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Endoscopic Surgery Association. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
  • 1. Suc B, Fontes Dislaire I, Fourtanier G, Escat J. [3606 cholecystectomies under celioscopy. The Register of the French Society of Digestive Surgery]. Ann Chir. 1992; 46(3): 219-26[PubMed]
  • 2. Collet D. [Celioscopic cholecystectomy. A survey of the French Society of Endoscopic Surgery and Operative Radiology. Apropos of 937 cases]. Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 1992; 16(4): 302-8[PubMed]
  • 3. Escarce JJ, Bloom BS, Hillman AL, Shea JA, Schwartz JS. Diffusion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy among general surgeons in the United States. Med Care. 1995; 33(3): 256-71[PubMed]
  • 4. Kemp JA, Zuckerman RS, Finlayson SR. Trends in adoption of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in rural versus urban hospitals. J Am Coll Surg. 2008; 206(1): 28-32[DOI][PubMed]
  • 5. Wichmann MW, Lang R, Beukes E, Esufali ST, Jauch KW, Huttl TK, et al. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy--comparison of early postoperative results in an Australian rural centre and a German university hospital. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2010; 395(3): 255-60[DOI][PubMed]
  • 6. Manning RG, Aziz AQ. Should laparoscopic cholecystectomy be practiced in the developing world?: the experience of the first training program in Afghanistan. Ann Surg. 2009; 249(5): 794-8[DOI][PubMed]
  • 7. Teerawattananon Y, Mugford M. Is it worth offering a routine laparoscopic cholecystectomy in developing countries? A Thailand case study. Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2005; 3: 10[DOI][PubMed]
  • 8. Piukala S. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: complications and experiences in Tonga. Pac Health Dialog. 2006; 13(2): 107-10[PubMed]
  • 9. Adisa AO, Lawal OO, Alatise OI, Adesunkanmi AR. An audit of laparoscopic surgeries in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. West Afr J Med. 2011; 30(4): 273-6[PubMed]
  • 10. Adisa AO, Lawal OO, Arowolo OA, Alatise OI. Local adaptations aid establishment of laparoscopic surgery in a semiurban Nigerian hospital. Surg Endosc. 2013; 27(2): 390-3[DOI][PubMed]
  • 11. Clavien PA, Barkun J, de Oliveira ML, Vauthey JN, Dindo D, Schulick RD, et al. The Clavien-Dindo classification of surgical complications: five-year experience. Ann Surg. 2009; 250(2): 187-96[DOI][PubMed]
  • 12. Keus F, de Jong JA, Gooszen HG, van Laarhoven CJ. Laparoscopic versus open cholecystectomy for patients with symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006; (4)[DOI][PubMed]
  • 13. Straub CM, Price RR, Matthews D, Handrahan DL, Sergelen D. Expanding laparoscopic cholecystectomy to rural Mongolia. World J Surg. 2011; 35(4): 751-9[DOI][PubMed]
  • 14. Grimes CE, Bowman KG, Dodgion CM, Lavy CB. Systematic review of barriers to surgical care in low-income and middle-income countries. World J Surg. 2011; 35(5): 941-50[DOI][PubMed]
  • 15. Fullarton GM, Darling K, Williams J, MacMillan R, Bell G. Evaluation of the cost of laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy. Br J Surg. 1994; 81(1): 124-6[PubMed]
  • 16. Vandenbergh HC, Wilson T, Adams SE, Inglis MJ. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: its impact on national health economics. Med J Aust. 1995; 162(11): 587-90[PubMed]
  • 17. Adler S, Scherrer M, Ruckauer KD, Daschner FD. Comparison of economic and environmental impacts between disposable and reusable instruments used for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surg Endosc. 2005; 19(2): 268-72[DOI][PubMed]
  • 18. Champault A, Vons C, Dagher I, Amerlinck S, Franco D. Low-cost laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Br J Surg. 2002; 89(12): 1602-7[DOI][PubMed]
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments