Karim Shah Faizi.
Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (SILC): A Step to Reduce the Wound.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;6(4):1013-6.

Aims: To compare the success rate of initial versus remaining patients undergoing single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Study design: It was a cross sectional comparative study. Duration: From 2010 to 2011. Material and method: A total of 100 patients with symptomatic gallstones and gallbladder polyps from Surgical Operation theatres of Surgical Unit of Ali Shirazi Hospital Sahiwal selected for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy were included in this study. Two Groups (A&B) were created, Group-A was allotted to the initial 50 patients and Group-B was allocated to subsequent 50 patients. Results: During the study period, majority of the patients in both groups were between 41-50 years of age, mean and sd was calculated as 48.54±4.57 and 49.21±3.88 respectively, females being majority in both groups were 62%(n=31) in Group-A and 66%(n=33) in Group-B, mean operative time was calculated as 94.54±28.45 in Group-A and 76.32±26.51 in Group-B, p value was calculated as 0.03 showing significant lower time in Group-B while success rate was 76%(n=38) in Group-A and 98%(n=49) in Group-B was recorded, p value was 0.0005 which shows a significant higher success rate in Group-B. Conclusion: Single incision laparoscopic surgery is a feasible and a promising method for cholecystectomy, it shows higher significant successful results when compared initial patients with subsequent patients.

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