Evaluation of optimal time for laparoscopic cholecystectomy following acute cholecystitis attack in a tertiary care health centre
Author(s): Ajay Kumar and Ajai Agarwal
Abstract:Background: At the present time, acute cholecystitis is a common cause of acute abdominal pain and the definitive treatment is laparoscopic cholecystectomy but when to perform surgery still remains controversial. The aim of present study is to find out if laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be carried out for acute cholecystitis irrespective of the time since onset of acute symptoms. Methods: We conducted a short term 6 months retrospective analysis of 24 patients in our hospital who underwent eTEP procedure for umbilical hernia and inguinal hernia, with a minimum of 3 months follow-up. Their data were analyzed for operative details, intra‑operative and post‑operative complications. Results: Judging from our short term results, for 24 patients we have not come across any post-operative complications like seroma, SSI, recurrence, with a minimum of 3 months follow-up. Conclusion:Laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be performed anytime of presentation of acute cholecystitis. Although delaying laparoscopic cholecystectomy was associated with more complications, higher mortality, and higher costs.
Ajay Kumar, Ajai Agarwal. Evaluation of optimal time for laparoscopic cholecystectomy following acute cholecystitis attack in a tertiary care health centre. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(4):75-77. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i4b.219