A prospective, randomised trial of prophylactic antibiotics versus bag extraction in the prophylaxis of wound infection in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

@article{Harling2000APR,
  title={A prospective, randomised trial of prophylactic antibiotics versus bag extraction in the prophylaxis of wound infection in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={Rob Harling and Narain Moorjani and Christine Perry and Alasdair P Macgowan and Michael H Thompson},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={2000},
  volume={82 6},
  pages={408-10}
}
Septic complications are rare following laparoscopic cholecystectomy if prophylactic antibiotics are given, as demonstrated in previous studies. Antibiotic treatment may be unnecessary and, therefore, undesirable, so we compared two forms of prophylaxis: a cephalosporin antibiotic and bag extraction of the dissected gallbladder. A total of 76 patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomised to either receive an antibiotic or to have their gallbladder removed from the abdomen in… CONTINUE READING

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