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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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BLANCO BENAVIDES, Priscilla et al. Colecistectomía laparoscópica y la importancia de un laboratorio de entrenamiento en cirugía mínimamente invasiva, a propósito de su reciente creación en la Universidad de Costa Rica. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2013, vol.30, n.1, pp.73-82. ISSN 2215-5287.

Cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure employed to treat cholelithiasis and is a valuable treatment in Costa Rica since this pathology has a high prevalence in the country. In contrast to open cholecystectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is associated to benefits such as lower operatory mortality, lower post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay and shorter recuperation time. The importance of training in minimally invasive surgery procedures has led to the development of laboratories for medical personnel training in this type of surgery. In Costa Rica, recent implementation of such training centers envisions a better future for the development of cholecystectomies.

Keywords : Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; minimally invasive surgery; training laboratory; gallbladder; biliary tree..

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