Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1993 Sep;13(3):595-602.

A Clinical Analysis of 600 Cases of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy


To identify the efficacy of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, we retrospectively analyzed 600 cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy who were treated at the Department of Surgery, Chung Ang University from September 1990 to December l992. We intentionally divided periods into 3 groups to observe the frequency of morbidity and mortality, early and late complications, duration of operation and postoperative hospitalization with accumulaton of surgical experiences and techniques. The most prevalent age group was 6th decades, male to female ratio was 1: 1.47 and associated diseases were hypertension, obesity, pulmonary tuberculosis in order of frequency and previous abdominal operations were appendectomy, TAH, C-section in order of frequency. The duration of operation was 38.6 minutes and postoperative hospitalization was 6.2 days. The most frequent pathologic diagnosis was chronic cholecystitis. The postoperative complications were noted in 15 cases(2.5%) including 5 cases of bleeding 4 cases of bile leakage. The number of patients who needed parenteral narcotics was decreased in later peiod. According to oral cholecystogram, opacification correlated with duration of operation of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


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