Usman Ali Rehman, Muhammad Rizwan Qadir, Tahir Hamid, Khalil Ahmed, Ahmad Raza Nasar
Background: Port site complication though rare, shall be evaluated and studied so as to improve the quality of health care.
Aim: To find the frequency of early port site complication after laparoscopic cholecystectomy and factors causing port site complication.
Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Gulab Devi Teaching Hospital Lahore in which 60 patients were recruited through non-probability sampling method. An adopted close ended questionnaire was applied. The data was interpreted and analyzed by SPSS version 23. The data was analyzed in the form of tables and graphs.
Results: Among 60 patients, 80% were females. The mean age of the patients was 42.80±11.540 years. Among these patients, 20.0% had hypertension, 11.7% hypertension & diabetes mellitus and 5% had hepatitis C. None of the patients developed port site infection and port site hernia.
Conclusion: Study concluded that no port site infectionand port site hernia were documented. Itwas due to proper fascial closure of port site wounds and sterilization of instruments which shows that by adopting these measures both port site infectionand port site hernia could be prevented.
Keywords: Laparoscopic, cholecystectomy, port-site hernia, port-site infection