Background: Although Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is considered to be the "gold standard" for gall stone disease, minilap cholecystectomy (MLC) using a small incision 2-5 cms in length has gained popularity as an alternative technique. This paper describes a new technique for this operation and compares outcome parameters for a matched group of patients undergoing LC or MLC.
Methods: A prospective analysis of outcome measures on 34 patients undergoing LC and 38 patients undergoing MLC was compared.
Results: There was no statistical difference in day of discharge from hospital, analgesic requirements, oral intake of solids, time to resume normal duties, wound infections and overall patient satisfaction when the two groups were compared using the chi square test.
Conclusion: MLC is a safe, comparable operation giving the same post operative outcome results compared to LC.
Fonseka WRD, Rajamanthri RD, Wijeyaratne SM, Sheriffdeen AH. Minilap cholecystectomy - its place in the new millenium. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science. 2002;45(1):29–33. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjms.v45i1.4859
Fonseka, W. R. D., Rajamanthri, R. D., Wijeyaratne, S. M., & Sheriffdeen, A. H. (2002). Minilap cholecystectomy - its place in the new millenium. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, 45(1), 29–33. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjms.v45i1.4859
Fonseka, W. R. D., R. D. Rajamanthri, S. M. Wijeyaratne, and A. H. Sheriffdeen. 2002. Minilap cholecystectomy - its place in the new millenium 45, no. 1: 29–33. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjms.v45i1.4859