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Abstract                 Volume:4  Issue-12  Year-2016          Original Research Articles

Online ISSN : 2347 - 3215
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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Empyema of Gallbladder
Raad Saad Mohammed AlSaffar*, Ahmed Rasheed and Haider A.Z. Al Khaqany
Al Sader Teaching hospital, AlNajaf AlAshraf-Iraq
*Corresponding author

Empyema of the gallbladder is a potentially fatal complication of gallstones. It is characterized by suppuration superimposed on acute cholecystitis. It has been considered one of the most common causes of difficult Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. The current study aimed to determine the safety and feasibility of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in the empyema of the gallbladder. Therefore a prospectively selected 800 patients suffering from gallstone diseases underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy during the period from December 2011 to December 2014 in Al Sader Medical City, teaching hospital in the holy Najaf governorate, Iraq. The procedure was performed by standard three-ports technique with few changes made to facilitate dissection according to situation. A total of 800 patients underwent Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, among these patients females were the dominant with a male to female ratio, 1:5.25. Empyema of gallbladder was identified in 50 patients (6.25%), and they represented the studied group. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy successfully completed in 49 (98%) patients while only one (2%) patient converted to open cholecystectomy due to uncontrolled bleeding. In Conclusion in well trained and skillful hands of an expert Surgeon, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is a safe and acceptable option in empyema of gallbladder.

Keywords: Empyema gall bladder,laparoscopic cholecystectomy, safety.
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Raad Saad Mohammed AlSaffar, Ahmed Rasheed and Haider A.Z. Al Khaqany. 2016. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Empyema of Gallbladder.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(12): 1-7
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.412.001