Comparative study of conventional open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis | Sangrasi | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Old Website
 

Comparative study of conventional open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis

Ahmed Khan Sangrasi, K. Altaf Hussain Talpur, Arshad Mahmood Malik, Amir Iqbal Memon, Abdul Aziz Leghari, Jawed Naeem Qureshi

Abstract


Objective: To compare the results of conventional open with laparoscopic cholecystectomy regarding their operative time and postoperative parameters.

Methodology: This is a comparative study of 400 patients of cholelithiasis operated for either open or Laparoscopic cholecystectomy during five years from January 2004 to December 2008. The cases were compared for operative time and various postoperative parameters in order to assess the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure. The patients were divided into two groups, group OC for open and group LC for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, each comprising of 200 cases.

Results: The operative time was longer in OC than LC patients with mean operative time of 54.16 11.94 minutes in OC and 46.8914.83 minutes in LC group (P


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