Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a community hospital: experience with 600 laparoscopic cholecystectomies.

Title

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a community hospital: experience with 600 laparoscopic cholecystectomies.

Creator

Williams G B; Silverman R S

Publisher

Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery

Date

1994
1994-04

Description

We reviewed 600 patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in a teaching community hospital from May 1990 to August 1992. The safety, efficacy, morbidity, and mortality of LC, as performed by one surgeon or under his direct supervision, were studied. Five hundred forty-eight patients (91.3%) were treated electively; 52 (8.7%) were admitted for acute cholecystitis (41) or gallstone pancreatitis (11). Mean operating time was 54 min, with a range of 20 to 145 min. Twenty-four (4%) patients required conversion to traditional (open) cholecystectomy. Operative cholangiograms were completed in 106 patients. These revealed choledocholithiasis in 7. Five hundred thirty-seven patients (89.5%) were discharged within 24 h and 564 (94%) within 48 h. The overall morbidity of 9.2% compared favorably with both open and laparoscopic series previously reported. Three patients (0.5%) had small lacerations of the anterior wall of the common duct. Two were recognized and repaired immediately. The third patient came for treatment on the fifth postoperative day and was stented by a T-tube. There was 1 death in this group–a myocardial infarction on postoperative day 4.

Subject

Cholecystectomy; Cholecystectomy/statistics & numerical data; Community; Female; Hospitals; Humans; Intraoperative Complications/epidemiology; Laparoscopic/mortality/*statistics & numerical data; Male; Middle Aged; Postoperative Complications/epidemiology; Retrospective Studies; Teaching

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

101–107

Issue

2

Volume

4

Citation

Williams G B; Silverman R S, “Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a community hospital: experience with 600 laparoscopic cholecystectomies.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 11, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4160.

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