The Frequency of Incidental Gall Bladder Carcinoma After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Chronic Cholecystitis with Gall Stones

  • Muhammad Baseer General Surgeon Surgical Unit THQ Hospital Dargai, Malakand-Pakistan
  • Rahat Ali Medical officer Surgical Unit THQ Hospital Dargai-Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ayub Postgraduate Medical Officer, Surgical A Unit Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar-Pakistan
Keywords: Incidental gall bladder carcinoma, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Chronic cholecystitis, Gall stones


Background: Majority of patients harboring gallstones though asymptomatic still carry a risk of developing complications (1-2%) Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), regarded the gold standard, being a very common modality of treatment is undergoing rapid improvement with the advent of newer technologies. Objective: To find out the frequency of gallbladder carcinoma in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for chronic cholecystitis with gall stones. Study Design: Cross Sectional Study. Settings: Department of Surgery, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar-Pakistan. Duration: 6 months duration (April 2016 to October 2016). Methodology: A total of 266 patients admitted in Surgical unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar over Six months were observe. The purpose of admission was laparoscopic cholecystectomy for chronic cholecystitis. Results: In this study mean age was 42 years with SD ±9.664. Thirty-five percent patients were male and 65% patients were female.  More over 2% patients had incidental gallbladder carcinoma while 98% patients didn’t have Incidental gallbladder carcinoma. Conclusion: Our study concludes that the frequency of incidental gall bladder carcinoma was 2% after laparoscopic cholecystectomy for chronic cholecystitis with gall stones.