Can Single Incision Laproscopic Cholecystectomy Replace the Traditional Four Port Laproscopic Approach: A Review

  •  Muhammad Ahmed    
  •  Azib Aftab    
  •  Haseeb Seriwala    
  •  Ali Khan    
  •  Khurram Anis    
  •  Iqbal Ahmed    
  •  Shafiq Rehman    


The major aim of surgeons has always been a minimalist approach towards surgery, thereby reducing the complications associated with the surgery. The gold standard treatment for cholelithiasis with cholecystitis is currently the four port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (4 PLC). Recently, a newer technique has been introduced which uses a single port, rather than the four ports, for the removal of the gall bladder laparoscopically; it is known as Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (SILC). This is a comparatively minimal approach towards surgery. Therefore the purpose of this review is to compare the advantages and the disadvantages of SILC versus 4PLC, and hence, to give an idea of whether SILC is ready to replace the traditional approach as the new treatment of choice.

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