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Minimally Invasive Surgery
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 347607, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/347607
Review Article

Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Is It a Plausible Alternative to the Traditional Four-Port Laparoscopic Approach?

1Molecular Physiology Unit, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Zubirán, 14000 Mexico, df, Mexico
2Surgery Department, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Zubirán, 14000 Mexico, DF, Mexico
3Experimental Surgery Department, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Zubirán, 14000 Mexico, DF, Mexico

Received 4 December 2011; Accepted 23 February 2012

Academic Editor: Boris Kirshtein

Copyright © 2012 Juan Pablo Arroyo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The current standard-of-care for treatment of cholecystectomy is the four port laparoscopic approach. The development of single incision/laparoendoscopic single site surgery (SILC/LESS) has now led to the development of new techniques for removal of the gallbladder. The use of SILC/LESS is now currently being evaluated as the next step in treatment of cholecystectomy. This review is an attempt to consolidate the current knowledge and analyze the feasibility of world-wide implementation of SILC/LESS.