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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 271-273

Twenty years of mini-laparoscopy in Brazil: What we have learned so far

1 Health and Biologic Sciences Center, Catholic University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
2 Department of General Surgery, University of Pernambuco, University Hospital Oswaldo Cruz, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
3 Medical Student, School of Medicine, Pernambuco Health College, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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Dr. Diego Laurentino Lima
Desembargador Joao Paes Street, Number 421, Apartment 1101, Recife, Pernambuco
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_179_19

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The mini-laparoscopic cholecystectomy (MLC) was first performed in 1996, as the logical advancement of the conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In Brazil, mini-laparoscopy was first performed in 1998, by Professors Peter Goh and Go Wakabaiashi, who performed a cholecystectomy using 3-mm instruments. The first study, with a considerable number of patients, was performed in Recife by Dr. Carvalho, and he reported that 719 patients were submitted to a MLC with a small rate of conversion for conventional laparoscopy. We discuss the development of mini-laparoscopy in Brazil for the past 20 years.


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