Reflections on the Birth and on the Concept of Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Philippe Mouret


Coelioscopic cholecystectomy turns twenty this year, an age that places it somewhere between the carefree attitude of a child, the follies of an adolescent and the senility and obsoleteness that will arrive when medical therapy will be able to master and control biliary lithogenesis. Until now, there are no signs of any credible harbingers. Even if one day coelioscopic cholecystectomy disappears into the dustbin of obsolete technologies, I suppose the concept of minimally invasive surgery will nevertheless remain for a long time. More than this, I hope that the concept of reduction in aggressiveness, an approach directly linked to this surgery, will continue and develop even further.


Laparoscopic Surgery Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Acute Appendicitis Cystic Duct Digestive Surgery 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Mouret
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  1. 1.LyonFrance

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