EARLY POSTOPERATIVE OUTCOMES OF LAPROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY WITH AND WITHOUT SUBHEPATIC DRAIN INSERTION.
Objectives: Compare the efficacy in terms of mean pain score and mean duration of hospital stay in patients of symptomatic cholilithiasis undergoing laproscopic cholecystectomy with and without subhepatic drain insertion. Study Design: Randomized control trial. Setting: Surgical unit –iii of Allied Hospital Faisalabad which is tertiary care unit. Duration of Study: 20-02-2013 to 20-08-2013. Results: Out of 150 cases (75 cases in two groups), mean+sd was calculated as 44.74+ 6.57 years, 80%(n=60) in Group-A and 82.66%(n=62) in Group-B were female, post- operative hospital stay was recorded which shows 3.16+0.463 in group-a and 2.32+0.569 days in group-b and it shows statistically significant difference between the two groups, similarly, on comparison of post-operative abdominal pain score at 24 hours in both groups 2.266+1.062 in Group-A and 1.8+0.90 in Group-B pain on vas was recorded at 24 hours which shows significantly lower in Group-B patients by calculating p value as 0.002348. Conclusion: No subhepatic drain insertion after laproscopic cholecystectomy is better when compared to those with subhepatic drain insertion in terms of mean pain score and mean duration of hospital stay in days post operatively.