The objective of this study is to determined he profile of patients operated for symptomatic cholecystolithiasis at JRRMMC from January 1999 to December 2003.
Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, January 1999 to December 2003
333 patients who had undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy, 223 females (66.9%) and 110 males (33.1%)
Patients were classified according to sex and age. Data on duration of operation, length of hospital stay will be collected. Cases with morbidity, mortality and conversion to OC will also be identified and collected.
Out of 333 patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy, 17 were converted to open cholecystectomy, 5 our of 17 were females and 12 were males. 2 were morbidities, one was a CBD injury and an impaired immediate recall, and 2 were mortalities. Duration of surgery averaged 63.84 minutes and hospital stay averaged to 3 days.
Gallbladder removal by laparoscopic surgery is an exciting development because it offers so much to the patient. Its safety has been established and has become the treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstones. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy decreases pain and disability without increasing mortality and morbidity and can be performed at an equal or lower cost than open cholecystectomy. While problems can occur with the procedure, they are unusual. Patients experience excellent results and resume their normal activities quickly.
1. to determine the profile of patients operated for symptomatic cholecystolithiasis at JRRMMC from January 1999 to December 2003
2. to determine the outcome of surgery
2.1. Complication rates (morbidity/mortality)
2.2. Conversion rate to open cholecystectomy (OC)
2.3. Duration of surgery
2.4. Length of hospital stay
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