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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part F (2019)

Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: Preferable option

Author(s): Dr. Bibekananda Mahapatra, Dr. Sandesh R Deolekar and Dr. Subash Subudhi
Abstract: Background: Approximately 80% of the cholecystectomies are performed laparoscopically. Traditionally, acute cholecystitis is treated conservatively followed by delayed cholecystectomy 6-8 weeks after the acute attack. Various studies have addressed the optimal timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients with acute cholecystitis. The aim of this study was to compare early and delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in 60 patients presenting with acute cholecystitis to compare early and delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy, focussing on intra-operative and postoperative parameters like duration of surgery, surgical difficulties and complications, analgesic requirement, duration of postoperative hospital stay and wound related complications.
Results: Longer operation times were required in the early group. Postoperative pain scores and analgesic requirements were almost similar in two groups. The cost of treatment in the delayed group was significantly higher.
Conclusion: Though early laparoscopic cholecystectomy required longer operative times, it resulted in reduced the cost of treatment than delayed LC. Conclusion: Though early laparoscopic cholecystectomy required longer operative times, it resulted in reduced the cost of treatment than delayed LC.
Pages: 345-348  |  1390 Views  490 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Bibekananda Mahapatra, Dr. Sandesh R Deolekar, Dr. Subash Subudhi. Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: Preferable option. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(4):345-348. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i4f.268
International Journal of Surgery Science