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World J Gastrointest Surg. Oct 27, 2015; 7(10): 243-248
Published online Oct 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i10.243
New minimally invasive approaches for cholecystectomy: Review of literature
Martin Gaillard, Hadrien Tranchart, Panagiotis Lainas, Ibrahim Dagher
Martin Gaillard, Hadrien Tranchart, Panagiotis Lainas, Department of Digestive Minimally Invasive Surgery, Antoine-Beclere Hospital, F-92140 Clamart, France
Martin Gaillard, Hadrien Tranchart, Panagiotis Lainas, Ibrahim Dagher, Faculté de Médecine, Paris-Sud University, F-91405 Orsay, France
Author contributions: Gaillard M performed data acquisition and the majority of the writing; Tranchart H designed the outline and performed the writing; Lainas P performed revision of the writing; Dagher I provided the input in writing the paper and coordinated the writing of the paper.
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Correspondence to: Ibrahim Dagher, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Digestive Minimally Invasive Surgery, Antoine-Beclere Hospital, 157 rue de la Porte de Trivaux, F-92140 Clamart, France.
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Received: April 28, 2015
Peer-review started: May 5, 2015
First decision: July 17, 2015
Revised: July 31, 2015
Accepted: September 10, 2015
Article in press: September 16, 2015
Published online: October 27, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: In an attempt to reduce the invasiveness of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, surgeons have developed single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC), minilaparoscopic cholecystectomy (MLC) and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES), which are hereby evaluated. SILC cannot be recommended as it can be associated with an increased risk of bile duct injury. NOTES cholecystectomy is still experimental, although hybrid transvaginal cholecystectomy is gaining popularity. As it is standardized and almost identical to the standard laparoscopic technique, MLC could lead to limited benefits without exposing patients to increased postoperative complications, being therefore adoptable for routine elective cholecystectomy.