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Early Hospital Readmission After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Simsek, Gurcan MD*; Kartal, Adil MD; Sevinc, Baris MD*; Tasci, Halil I. MD; Dogan, Serhat MD

Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques: June 2015 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p 254–257
doi: 10.1097/SLE.0000000000000154
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Introduction: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) now has become the golden standard in the treatment of symptomatic gallstone cholecystitis.

Aim: This retrospective analysis was conducted to clarify the reasons of early return to the hospital after discharge following a procedure like LC that has been frequently performed in daily surgical practice.

Materials and Methods: This study covers 586 patients, who were called to follow-ups and thus evaluated, of 676 patients who had had LCs at Meram Medical School’s General Surgery Clinic between January 2010 and May 2011.

Findings: The rate of representation to the hospital during the early phase following LC was found to be 2.4% in our study. It was observed that 71% of returning patients had presented to the hospital with complaints of abdominal pain.

Discussion: We believe that the rate of 2.4% early return to the hospital in our series is a bit high when all the complications are taken into consideration. This retrospective analysis, however, has shown that this rate can further be decreased by taking simple measures.

*Department of General Surgery, Konya Research and Training Hospital

Department of General Surgery, Meram Medical Faculty, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Reprints: Gurcan Simsek, MD, Selcuk mah. Cevreyolu cad. No:28/30, 42100 Selçuklu/Konya, Turkey (e-mail: gurcansimsek@gmail.com)

Received September 23, 2014

Accepted March 2, 2015

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