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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-17

Laparoscopic management of symptomatic gallbladder stump calculi

1 Department of Surgery, DH Budgam, Health Services, Government Medical College and Associated Hospitals, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Surgery, DH Budgam, Health Services; Department of Surgery, Government Medical College and Associated Hospitals, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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DOI: 10.4103/SJL.SJL_11_19

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Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety of laparoscopic completion cholecystectomy in patients with symptomatic gallbladder stump calculi. Materials and Methods: Ours was a prospective study conducted in three peripheral hospitals over a period of 6 years. All the patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy during this period were enrolled in the study. The outcomes of laparoscopic completion cholecystectomy in patients with gallbladder stump calculi were compared to those undergoing primary laparoscopic cholecystectomy with regards to perioperative morbidity and mortality. Results: A total of 3127 laparoscopic cholecystectomies were performed. Out of them, laparoscopic completion cholecystectomy was done in 36 (1.15%) patients. There were 21 males and 15 females in these 36 patients. The operative time and hospital stay were significantly increased in the completion group. None of our patients in the completion group required conversion. Perioperative complications were seen more often in the patients posted for completion cholecystectomy (6 [6.67%] vs. 207 [6.69%]; P = 0.0026). Bleeding was the most frequent intraoperative complication seen in the patients undergoing completion cholecystectomy. Conclusion: Laparoscopic completion cholecystectomy, though technically demanding, can be safely done even in a peripheral health setup with acceptable morbidity rate.

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