Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) and the Risk Factors in the Conversion to Open Cholecystectomy (OC) Surgery: Jordan Statistical Review

Jaber Hathloul Alshammari, Renad Anas Khashogji, Ahmed Hussain Albaqshi, Hassan abdullah alwosibai, Ahmed Hussain Alalawi, Jumanah Turki Albarakati, Maha Hamed Altowairqi


This study aimed at exploring the risk factors in the conversion from laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) to open cholecystectomy (OC) Surgery, and overview the Jordanian statistics for patients over the year 2016 in the Jordanian hospitals. Results show that male gender with symptomatic cholelithiasis was associated with higher conversion rates. And results also showed that the age (>65 years) to be a risk factor for increased perioperative morbidity and conversion rates because of associated acute cholecystitis. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe procedure in patients, with no increased risk of complications compared with the open procedure. The recovery is faster and the hospital stay, shorter.

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