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Should Delayed Cholecystectomy Following Acute Calculous Cholecystitis Be Discouraged in a Resource-restricted Setting?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.006
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388–92
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Even in a resource-restricted setting, delayed cholecystectomy following acute calculous cholecystitis results in delays in definitive management with ensuing complications during the waiting period. Early cholecystectomy should be encouraged.

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Background: Early cholecystectomy for acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) reduces hospital stay and complications during the waiting period. The purpose of this study is to establish the patterns of management of ACC at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and to evaluate the advantages of early versus delayed cholecystectomy.

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02 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 27 Apr, 2015

Jaundice Post Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

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88–91

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In just over 20 years, laparoscopic cholecystectomy has emerged as the standard therapy for cholelithiasis and is now being performed with increased safety. However, an uncommon complication of this technique has been jaundice even in patients without iatrogenic bile duct injury. We report on two cases where this complication occurred and review the literature on this topic.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Endogenous Gas Gangrene after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

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96–8

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

The History of Laparoscopic General Surgery in the Caribbean

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Pages: 
467–71
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This article serves to trace the history of laparoscopic surgery in the West Indies and to uncover the advances in this field in the Caribbean.

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Objective: The first world witnessed a laparoscopic revolution in the 1990s. At the start, laparoscopic surgery was heavily criticized and ridiculed. Despite this, the specialty has blossomed where almost any procedure can be done laparoscopically with the now obvious tremendous benefit to the patients. The objective of this paper is to examine where the Caribbean is placed relative to the rest of the world in terms of laparoscopic surgery and to understand why we are here.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013
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