Experience of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy at Mayo Hospital, Lahore
Keywords:Laparoscopic cho1ecytectomy, cholelithiasis
A study of eighty consecutive non-selected patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in West Surgical Unit of Mayo Hospital, Lahore is presented. The mean age of the patients was 42 years. Seventy-four (92.5%) were females and rest (7.5%) were male. Fifty-two patients were having chronic cholecystitis and rest had acute cholecystitis. All had gallstones. The conversion rate was 6.25% due to bleeding, aberrant anatomy, thick fibrous adhesion, cystic duct avulsion and common bile duct dilatation. The mean hospital stay remained 26 hours.
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