Background: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is commonly performed surgical procedure for symptomatic gall stone disease due to its better cosmetic results and shorter hospital stay; however, its safety in some cases is still questionable5.
Methods: A retrospective, observational study was done in surgical unit 1, Sir Ganga Ram hospital, Lahore, from January 2017 to December 2019.
Results: There were 209 cases whose surgical notes, hospital record and follow up notes were studied. Among these, 21 cases were converted to open. There was no injury of bile duct in any case.
Conclusion: Experience of surgeon, careful dissection at calot’s triangle, use of critical view of safety and timely decision for conversion to open were factors participating insafe surgery.
Keywords: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Bile duct injury, critical view of safety.