Laparoskopisk kolecystektomi i dagkirurgisk regi

Henrik Loft Jakobsen, Ismail Gögenur, Bo Jacobsen, Peter Vilmann, Jacob Rosenberg

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    Introduction: The aim of this study was to describe our experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy as an outpatient procedure in terms of complications, same-day discharge, and a registration of patient' postoperative pain, convalescence and contact with general practitioners. Materials and methods: A prospective evaluation was done of the first 231 patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy in an outpatient clinic. Results: Ninety per cent of the patients were discharged directly from the outpatient clinic, and a total of 93% of the patients were discharged within 24 hours of the operation. The readmission rate was 1%. Leakage from the cystic duct occurred in one case (0.4%), and no other injuries to the bile ducts were observed. The conversion rate was 1%. Within a week 54% of the patients had no pain and 55% of the patients had resumed normal activity. Postoperatively, 25% of the patients had contact with a general practitioner due to wound and other complaints that required no intervention. Discussion: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is very suitable as an outpatient procedure due to its high same-day discharge rate and high patient satisfaction combined with low readmission and complication rates. Our study did expose, however, a high number of postoperative contacts with general practitioners due to non-surgical problems, which emphasizes the need for better patient information and cooperation with general practitioners to optimize the outpatient procedure further.

    Bidragets oversatte titelLaparoscopic cholecystectomy as an outpatient procedure
    OriginalsprogDansk
    Sider (fra-til)2641-2643
    Antal sider3
    TidsskriftUgeskrift for laeger
    Vol/bind167
    Udgave nummer24
    StatusUdgivet - 13 jun. 2005

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