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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Alhindiya Hospital: Analysis Study

Author: Ali Khairi Toman
Journal: Karbala Journal of Medicine مجلة كربلاء الطبية ISSN: 19905483 Year: 2014 Volume: 7 Issue: 2 Pages: 1964-1970
Publisher: Kerbala University جامعة كربلاء


ackground: Cholecystectomy is one of the most frequently performedoperations. Open cholecystectomy has been the gold standard for over 100years. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was introduced in the 1980s. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the definitive treatment of choice for symptomatic gall bladder disease. It replaced the old traditional method of open approaches with lower complication rates.The laparoscope was introduced into Alhindiya hospital during early 2008 and after that the numbers of laparoscopic operations started to increase gradually and includes cholecystectomy, ovarian drilling, ovarian cysts, and appendectomy and diagnostic operations.Objective: This study summarizes the experiences associated with 150 laparoscopic cholecystectomies performed in Alhindiya hospital to assess the safety of these operations.Patients and Methods: This is an analysis study were the records of 150 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Alhindiya hospital were reviewed. 125 patients were females and 25 patients were males (F to M ratio= 5-1). The age range was between 18 -75 years.Analysis of different data was performed.Results: The commonest indications for surgery were symptomatic cholelithiasis (100 cases) and acute/chronic cholecystitis (35 cases). The mean operating time was 36.8 minutes. The mean length of stay in the ward was 17.7 hours. Only 5 cases were converted to open procedures. The commonest postoperative complication was wound-infection. Mortality rate was zero.Conclusion: In summary, this study demonstrates that laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be performed safely in Alhindiya general hospital with good results and low complications rate.

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