POST OPERATIVE WOUND INFECTION IN UNCOMPLICATED LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY WITH AND WITHOUT A DRAIN

Wound Infection in Uncomplicated Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • Tajamul Hussain Bangash 02 Mountain Medical Battalion Kotli Azad Kashmir Pakistan
  • Muhammad Khalid Siddique Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Imran 130 Medical Battalion Pakistan
  • Wajiha Fatima Jinnah Hospital Lahore Pakistan
  • Muhammad Kamran 04 Mountain Medical Battalion Pakistan
Keywords: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Subhepatic drain, Wound infection

Abstract

Objective: To compare the frequency of wound infection with and without subhepatic drain in patient’s undergoing
laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Study Design: Randomized controlled trial.
Place and Duration of Study: Study was carried out at department of Surgery, Combined Military Hospital
(CMH) Lahore, from Nov 2014 to Apr 2015 over a period of six months.
Material and Methods: This study included a total of 140 patients (70 in each group). In group A, a drain was
placed in subhepatic space after laparoscopic cholecystectomy and no drain was placed in group Bafter
laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Results: In our study, out of 140 patients (70 in each group), patients in the age range of 20-50 years were 61.43%
(n=43) in group-A and 57.14% (n=40) in group-B while those in the age range of 51-70 years were 38.57% (n=27)
in group-A and 42.86% (n=30) in group-B. Mean ± SD was found to be 46.34 ± 7.54 and 46.23 ± 10.34 years
respectively. About 28.57% (n=20) in group-A and 22.86% (n=16) in group-B were male while 71.43% (n=50) in
group-A and 77.14% (n=54) in group-B were females. Wound infection was compared in both groups which
showed that 18.57% (n=13) in group-A and 7.14% (n=5) in group-B had wound infection. A p-value was
calculated as 0.04 which was significant.
Conclusion: We concluded that the frequency of wound infection with subhepatic drain in patients undergoing
laparoscopic cholecystectomy was found significantly higher when it was compared to cases without drain.

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Published
2018-10-31
How to Cite
Bangash, T. H., Siddique, M. K., Imran, M., Fatima, W., & Kamran, M. (2018). POST OPERATIVE WOUND INFECTION IN UNCOMPLICATED LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY WITH AND WITHOUT A DRAIN. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 68(5), 1393-97. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/2331
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