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European Journal of General Medicine
Medical Investigations Society
ISSN: 1304-3897
Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 96-99
Bioline Code: gm05021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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European Journal of General Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 96-99

Ibrahim Barut, Ömer Ridvan Tarhan , Celal Çerçi, Mahmut Bülbül


Aim: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become established as the standard procedure for gallstone disease. This study was performed to investigate safety and efficacy of ambulatory LC in selected patient population.
Methods: 70 patients were selected for ambulatory LC based on ASA classification and the patient's willingness to accept the outpatient procedure. ASA-I and ASA-II patients were included into the study. The pain control consisted of using NSAID and infiltration of the port sites with a local anesthetic. The discharged patients were called by telephone in the evening after the operation and asked about their subjective symptoms.
Results: All of the patients were successfully discharged at the day of surgery after mean 8 hours. Only one patient rehospitalised. All patients were controlled 7 days after the operation and no serious complication was noticed.
Conclusion: Ambulatory LC is feasible and safety procedure that can be recommended for carefully selected patient population without overnight stay in hospital.

Ambulatory, Outpatient, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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