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129. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie

24.04. - 27.04.2012, Berlin

Emergency Laparoscopic Surgeries

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  • Almada Mario - Hospital de Clinicas. Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Emergencia, Montevideo
  • Taruselli Roberto - Hospital de Clinicas. Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Emergencia, Montevideo

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie. 129. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie. Berlin, 24.-27.04.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc12dgch623

doi: 10.3205/12dgch623, urn:nbn:de:0183-12dgch6237

Published: April 23, 2012

© 2012 Mario et al.
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Introduction: Review of the number of patients that were operated on by laparoscopic video surgery in a short time.

The purpose is to evaluate the feasibility of surgeries and the results in respect to complications and hospital stay.

Materials and methods: We analyze 156 patients in which we performed various laparoscopic procedures in 2011, between December 1st. and May 31.

Three types of procedures were performed: cholecystectomies in 59 % of cases, appendectomies 17 % and diagnostic laparoscopies in 24 %, all of which were done by residents.

Results: Operative’s times were 35 to 70 min., two mayor complications occurred, one sub hepatic abscess and residual peritonitis of appendectomy.

In respect to the Hospital stays, 49 % were of 1 day, 35 % were of 2 days, 16 % were of 3 days or more.

Conclusion: Video laparoscopic surgery technique offers a fast and sure diagnostic and therapeutic method, low frequency of complications and prevents unnecessary laparotomy.

Based on short analysis in our Institution, we documented that laparoscopic in emergency performed by surgery residents, assisted by an Assistant Professor of Surgery is effective, sure and easy to learn.