Riffat Jabeen Memon, Zeeshan Zia Qureshi, Fida Hussain Shah, Mujeeb-ur Rehman Laghari.
Port-site related Complications and their Management in patients undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
J Islamabad Med Dent Coll Jan ;7(3):208-12.

Objective: To determine the port site complications associated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy.Patients and Methods: This cross sectional study was carried in the Department of Surgery of Liaquat University Hospital (LUH) Jamshoro for 1-year duration. About 100 symptomatic cholelithiasis patients those underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy were inducted in the study. Details of patients (history, investigations, and clinical examination) were recorded in proforma at the time of admission. Postoperative and operative port site associated complications were noted.Results: The patients presented with mean age of 37.33±12.12 years. Out of total 100 cases, there were 82 females and 18 males with male to female ratio of 1:4.5. The inclusive Port site problems were noticed within 12 (12%) cases. The infection was the most common complication (6%) followed by bleeding (4%), hernia (1%) and hematoma (1%). No significant difference was found in port site complications according to age and gender; p-values are quite insignificant.Conclusion: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard procedure with very lower rate of port-site complications.

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