Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-25

Laparscopic cholecytectoy: A local experience in Sudan


1 Consultant surgeon, Gastro-intestinal and Liver Diseases Center, Ibn Sena Hospital, Sudan
2 FFA Senior Anesthetist Khartoum Teaching Hospital, Sudan
3 Professor of Medicine, Director of the Gastro-intestinal and Liver Diseases Center, Ibn Sena Hospital, Sudan

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed A.M Ibn Ouf
Dept. of Surgery, Gastro-intestinal and Liver Diseases Center, Ibn Sena Hospital, P.O. Box 8057, Khartoum
Sudan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 19861761

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Objective : Poverty, pressing priorities and tropical diseases prevailed added to the factors that delay the implementation of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC). The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of LC in this country (Sudan). Subjects and methods: From June 1995-May 1999, we enrolled 288 patients presented with symptomatic gallstone disease without pre-selection criteria. 242 were females and 46 were males, mean age 48.1 years. Results : LC was successful in 201 (94.81%) patients including 49 patients with acute cholecystitis. The operation was done the same day of admission and 60 (29.35%) were able to leave as a day case. There was no mortality and no common bile duct injury. Conclusion: LC is feasible, safe and cost effective in Sudan.


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