Evaluation of the conversion rates: Following laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Original article


M Elawami, A Hamid, E Alsahati

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya

JMJ Vol. 2, No. 2 (September 2002): 34-36


In this study evaluation of the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Benghazi between March 1998 to April 2000 was between March 1998 to April 2000 was conducted. Hundred and eight – five (185) patients under went laparoscopic procedures without adverse effects on patients with relative contraindications, Hundred and seventy-four (174) cases underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and in this no-conversion group included; acute cholecystitis (n=3) obesity (n=2), previous caesarean section (n=4), para umbilical hernias (n=2). Eleven (n=11) cases only converted to open cholecystectomy in this study, conversion rate (6%),((n=3), adhesions at the gallbladder (n=3). Slippage of clips from the cystic duct stump (n=1), ill defined anatomy (n=1), and bleeding intra – operatively (n=3). Conversion rates can be reduced by experience without adverse effects on patient’s outcome following laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Keywords: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Open cholecystectomy

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