Retrospective study of single dose of antibiotic in laparoscopic appendicectomy

Shubham Ramanbhai Kotwal, Jayeshkumar S. Jadav


Background: Laparoscopic appendicectomy for interval appendix is becoming popular among the surgeon. Aim of the study is whether a single dose of antibiotic in laparoscopic appendicectomy is sufficient.

Methods: A case study of 30 cases of laparoscopic appendicectomy performed with the use of single dose per-operative antibiotics in Guru Gobind Singh Hospital, Jamnagar in various surgical units from year 2015-2016.

Result: Wound infection is present in 10% of the cases, with none of the patients suffering Grade 3 or 4 wound infections.

Conclusions: It conclude that a single dose of antibiotic is sufficient for patient undergoing laparoscopic appendicectomy interval appendix.


Complications, Infection, Laparoscopic appendicectomy, Single dose of antibiotic

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