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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part B (2019)

Infection of port holes may lick the coveted goals: A surgical audit of port site infections in 700 cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Author(s): Dr. Mukesh Kumar Sangwan, Dr. Vijayata Sangwan, Dr. Mohinder Kumar Garg and Dr. Deepak Singla
Abstract: Background: Port site infection is not an uncommon entity in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. It has been reported in 1.4 – 6.7% of the cases. Patients and methods: It is a surgical audit of port site infections in 700 cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy operated in our institute. Results: Females (85%) predominated over the males (15%). Mean age was 42.71 years with a standard deviation of 13.79 years. About 1/3rd (34.85%) of the cases in the present study were also suffering from an associated comorbid illness. Port site infection (PSI) was noticed in 3.71% (n=26) of the cases, it was only a superficial PSI in 1.71% (n=12) cases while a deep PSI in rest 2% cases Conclusions: Proper mechanical cleaning, sound selection of sterilisation method, strict compliance to the sterilisation steps without any enticements are the keys to avert the unsought complications like PSI in this novel laparoscopy technique.
Pages: 82-85  |  1329 Views  504 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mukesh Kumar Sangwan, Dr. Vijayata Sangwan, Dr. Mohinder Kumar Garg, Dr. Deepak Singla. Infection of port holes may lick the coveted goals: A surgical audit of port site infections in 700 cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(2):82-85. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i2b.18
International Journal of Surgery Science