Single-setting Combined Elective Cesarean Section and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
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Objectives: This prospective study aimed to evaluate the surgical outcome of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) during elective cesarean section (CS) for full-term pregnant women under medical control for previous acute binary conditions (ABC) during pregnancy. Patients & Methods: The study included 35 parturient assigned for elective CS and had recurrent attacks of ABC throughout the course of pregnancy and were under medical control (Study group) and another 35 parturient assigned for CS for the same indications and are free of ABC (Control group). In study group, after closure of the uterus the supraumblical trochar was inserted under-vision then peritoneal water-seal closure was performed and a standard four ports LC was performed according to the European "fourpuncture" technique. esults: All patients passed smooth intraoperative course without complications or onversion to open cholecystectomy in study group. Mean operative time for CS only in ontrol group was 4 I.4±9.6; range: 25-55 minutes and was non-significantly shorter than The total operative time for the combined procedures of 49.5±10.3; range: 35-80 minutes. Mean time till first ambulation, mean time for first oral intake and mean duration of hospital stay showed non- significant variance among studied groups. Seven patients had •mild CS wound infection and were managed conservatively. Conclusion: Combined CS and LC in the same-setting are feasible and safe with operative times and hospital stay were in acceptable ranges for CS alone without additional burden of pain or morbidities. It is recommended as a therapeutic modality for pregnant women had recurrent attacks of ABC during pregnancy and assigned for CS.