Author(s): Konduru Siva Prasada Raju1, Kethavath Changa Thavarya Naik2

The gall stone is one of the commonest ailments for which the hospital doors are knocked in India. Recent statistics suggest that about 15 to 30 percent of women in the fourth and fifth decade of life commonly suffer from this. The gall bladder should not be removed just considering the fact that the stones are there but the stones are formed in it and one major problem is its recurrence. Recent non – operative procedures like shock wave therapy and drugs are non - promising. Minimal access surgery is now the trend in any kind of surgery and cholecystectomy is no exception. Initially there was a huge benefit seen but now more and more complications are reported. In this study an effort has been put to understand the complications involved in both the Laparoscopic and Open type of surgery. This study is intended to help the practicing surgeon to anticipate the commonly involved complications in both the type of surgeries and also to help them understand the pros and cons of each type especially in resource challenged settings.
This study was done in the Department of General Surgery in RIMS Medical College at Ongole. This study was done from January 2014 to December 2016. A sample size of 131 patients was selected and the retrospective analysis was done.
The mean age of the population in the sample size was 44.18 years and the range of the patients included from 10 years to 81 years. There were thirty seven males and ninety four females in the total study population. Female preponderance was seen which was statistically significant. Open surgery is the method of choice in an emergencyod of choice in case of emergency.All twenty three patients who underwent open surgery had significant post operative pain complained of post - operative pain requiring analgesic intervention. Only two patients complained of post – operative pain in case of laparoscopic procedure and none of them needed analgesics. Other complications like wound infection was also higher in open type.
Even though the laparoscopy proves to be far more superior surgical option than the conventional method, it may still be advisable to practice and master open surgery since some cases may need conversion for multiple reasons as can be seen in this study as well where one out of one thirty one cases needed conversion to open surgery as the surgeons were unable to reach the operative field.

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