Is Hybrid-NOTES cholecystectomy feasible in morbidly obese patients? – A short-term comparison with patients of normal weight

Dirk Rolf Bulian, Anna Rieger, Jürgen Knuth, Jürgen Meyer & Markus Maria Heiss
Background: Several studies have found advantages for Transvaginal Hybrid-NOTES-Cholecystectomy (TVC) when compared to traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Obesity is a risk factor for cholecystolithiasis, but simultaneously it is considered as an exclusion criterion in many studies. Thus, a separate[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]
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