This journal only 2001, Number 1 Rev Mex Cir Endoscop 2001; 2 (1) Laparoscopic cholecistectomy with only one subxiphoid visible port of 5 mm Dávila ÁF, Dávila ÁU, Montero PJJ, Lemus AJ, López AFX, Villegas J Full text How to cite this article Language: Spanish References: 8 Page: 16-20 PDF size: 398.70 Kb. Key words: Gallbladder, cholecystectomy, laparoscopic surgery. ABSTRACT Objective: Present modifications of traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy, to improve aesthetical and functional results and to reduce costs. Setting: General surgery department of a private hospital. Design: Prospective, observational study. Patients and methods: This study includes 180 patients operated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy with only one subxiphoid visible port of 5 mm, from May 1997 until November 1998. Cancer and choledocholithiasis were excluded. We analyzed the following variables: age, gender, operating time, hospitalization time, failures or conversions, costs and aesthetical effects. Results: Female sex predominated with a relation of 8 to 1. The average age was 46 years. There were conversion in 6 cases (4%). The average of the operating time was 55 minutes. Average hospital stay was of 24 hours. There were minor complications just in two cases. Conclusions: We conclude that the technique of laparoscopic cholecystectomy with only one subxiphoid visible port of 5 mm is applicable in the 96% of the patients with gallbladder disease. Improve cosmetics and functional results and reduces costs too. REFERENCES Crist DW, Gadacz TR. Complications of laparoscopic surgery. Surg Clin North Am 1993;73:265-89. Perissat J. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: the European experience. Am J Surg 1993;165:444-9. Dubois F, Berthelot G, Levard H. Cholecistectomie par coelioscopie. Presse Med 1989;18:980-2. Perissat J, Collet D, Belliard R, Desphautez J, Magne E. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: the state of the art. A report on 700 consecutive cases. World J Surg 1992;16:1074-82. Reddick EJ, Olsen DO. Laparoscopic laser cholecystectomy. A comparison with mini-lap cholecystectomy. Surg Endosc 1989;3: 131-3. Ngoi S, Goh P, Kok K, Cheah K. Needlescopic or minisite Cholecystectomy. Surg Endosc 1999;13:303-305. De la Torre G, Garza J. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy using 2-mm instruments. Cirujano General 1999;21:192-4. Heredia JNM. Cirugía de Invasión Mínima. 2ª edición. México. Intersistemas 1997:106-11.