A randomized trial of 100 patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis was carried out in North Surgical ward of Mayo Hospital Lahore. Fifty patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy while fifty patients were subjected to mini cholecystectomy. Our results show longer operating time, less postoperative pain, lesser hospital stay and earlier return to work with laparoscopic cholecystectomy than mini cholecystectomy. There were postoperative complications in each group. There was 4% minor bile leak in case of laparoscopic cholecystectomy but nil in minicholecystectomy. Our results are comparable with other similar series. In conclusion laparoscopic cholecystectomy is probably better than minicholecystectomy in terms of quick postoperative recovery.
PakMediNet -Pakistan's largest Database of Pakistani Medical Journals - http://www.pakmedinet.com