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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-52

Outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy at a secondary level of care in Saudi Arabia


1 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine at Al -Ahsa, King Faisal University - Al -Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
2 Family and Community Medicine Department, College of Medicine at Al -Ahsa, King Faisal University - Al -Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdulrahman S Al-Mulhim
Department of Surgery, Medical College - Al-Ahsa, King Faisal University, P.O. Box 1164, Hofuf, Al-Hassa 31982
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.74484

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Background/Aim: The first option for gallbladder surgery is laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The aim of this study is to analyze the outcomes for all patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy at a secondary level of care. Patients and Methods: Between 2005 and 2008, 968 consecutive laparoscopic cholecystectomies were performed at King Fahad Hospital. We collected and analyzed data including age, gender, body mass index (kg/m 2 ), the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class, mode of admission (elective or emergency), indication for LC (chronic or acute cholecystitis [AC]), co-morbid disease, previous abdominal surgery, conversion to open cholecystectomy, complications, operation time, and length of postoperative hospital stay. Results : Nine hundred and sixty-eight patients had laparoscopic cholecystectomy at the center. There were 824 females and 144 males; the age range was 15-64 (mean 32.9± 12.7 years). The operating time was 45 to 180 min (median 85 min); the complication rate was 4.03% (39 patients). Conclusion: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy could be performed safely in the majority of patients with cholelithiasis, by an experienced surgical team at a secondary level of care.


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