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Research Article

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in the Elderly: An Experience at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Western Nepal

Table 3

Intraoperative and postoperative data.

Variable Elderly
()
Young
()

Operative time (min)50 (30–90)50 (40–100)0.82
Operative time (>60 min)38 (48.7)69 (42.1)0.33
Conversion to open cholecystectomy7 (9.0)13 (7.9)0.78
Complications, %14 (17.9)24 (14.6)0.50
4 (5.1)5 (3.0)
3 (3.8)3 (1.8)
 Superficial thrombophlebitis3 (3.8)7 (4.3)
 Intra-abdominal abscess1 (1.3)2 (1.2)
 Hemorrhage1 (1.3)2 (1.2)
 Bile leak1 (1.3)3 (1.8)
1 (1.3)2 (1.2)
Time to resumption of normal diet (days)1 (1-2)1 (1-2)0.47
Length of hospital stay (days)4 (1–18)4 (2–18)0.35

Categorical variables are presented as (%). Continuous variables are presented as median (interquartile range). : lower respiratory tract infection; : urinary tract infection; : surgical site infection; value significant if <0.05.

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