Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

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Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22--25

Laparscopic cholecytectoy: A local experience in Sudan


Mohamed A.M Ibn Ouf1, Ali A Salama2, Sulaiman S Fedail3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Ibn Ouf MA, Salama AA, Fedail SS. Laparscopic cholecytectoy: A local experience in Sudan.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2001;7:22-25


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Ibn Ouf MA, Salama AA, Fedail SS. Laparscopic cholecytectoy: A local experience in Sudan. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2021 Apr 14 ];7:22-25
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