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2022 Mar 08

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Three-port versus four-port technique for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: systematic review and meta-analysis.


The four-port laparoscopic technique is the standard approach for cholecystectomy. A three-port technique has been described, but there is no consensus over the outcomes and efficacy of this approach. The aim was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the three- and four-port techniques in laparoscopic cholecystectomy for benign diseases of the gallbladder.