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East and Central African Journal of Surgery

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Cheap Retrieval Bag for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

DC Shyam, AJ Baruah, N Topno

Abstract


Gallstone disease is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions that require surgery and currently laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the standard treatment for symptomatic
cholelithiasis. Use of a laparoscopic bag for facilitating extraction/ morcellation of the operative specimen has been shown to minimize infection of wound and abdominal cavity. Various
laparoscopic bag substitutes like latex gloves and glove fingers have been used. We described a sterilized plastic surgical drain cover as a reasonable substitute for retrieving the gallbladder after
LC.



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