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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6210

Title: Role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in children
Authors: Oak, S.N.
Parelkar, S. V.
Akhtar, T.
Pathak, R.
Vishwanath, N.
Keywords: Cholecystitis, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, open cholecystectomy
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2005
Publisher: Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Citation: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (ISSN: 0971-9261) Vol 10 Num 2
Abstract: The present study is undertaken to establish the usefulness of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and to know its merits and demerits as compared to open cholecystectomy in children. In all, 28 patients who underwent cholecystectomy (8 open and 20 laparoscopic cholecystectomy) in B.Y.L. Nair hospital between July 1999 and March 2004 were analyzed. Calculous cholecystitis was found to be the most common indication for surgery. Operative time for laparoscopic cholecystectomy was more than that in open cholecystectomy in the early phase of laparoscopy, which got reduced as we gained experience. The requirement of parenteral antibiotics and analgesics and the duration of stay were significantly shorter with laparoscopy. The advantages for a child in laparoscopic cholecystectomy as compared to open cholecystectomy are minimal pain, avoidance of an upper abdominal incision, cosmesis and shorter duration of hospitalization with quick return to home and school. Thus, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is safe and efficacious in children.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6210
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=ip05023
Rights: Copyright 2005 Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons.
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