Urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the management of acute cholecystitis

Timing does not influence conversion rate

Y. C. Wang, H. R. Yang, P. K. Chung, L. B. Jeng, R. J. Chen

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Abstract

Background: The optimal treatment of acute cholecystitis is urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Most reports suggest that a delay of 72 or 96 h from onset of symptoms leads to a higher conversion rate. This study assessed the conversion rate in relation to the timing of urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. Methods: During a 12 month period, 112 patients received laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis at a tertiary care university hospital in central Taiwan. Data were collected prospectively. Results: The overall conversion rate was 3.6% (4/112). Of 62 procedures performed within 72 h from onset of symptoms, 2 were converted, as compared with 2 of 50 procedures after 72 h. Of 76 procedures performed within 96 h from onset of symptoms, 3 were converted, as compared with 1 of 36 procedures after 96 h. There were no mortalities or common bile duct injuries. Conclusions: The conversion rate for urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy among patients with acute cholecystitis can be as low as 3.6%. The timing of urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy has no impact on the conversion rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)806-808
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Acute Cholecystitis
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Common Bile Duct
Tertiary Healthcare
Taiwan
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Acute cholecystitis
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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  • Surgery

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Urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the management of acute cholecystitis : Timing does not influence conversion rate. / Wang, Y. C.; Yang, H. R.; Chung, P. K.; Jeng, L. B.; Chen, R. J.

In: Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, Vol. 20, No. 5, 05.2006, p. 806-808.

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