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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 4 Issue 2 April-June 2018

Original Articles

Assessment Of Cholesterol Levels Among Gall Stone Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Comparative Study
Shubpreet Bajwa

Background: Many studies have shown an association between gallstones and abnormal lipids. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for removal of a diseased gallbladder. Hence; we planned the present study to assess the total cholesterol (TC) levels among gallstone patients undergoing LC. Materials & methods: We planned the present study to evaluate total cholesterol levels among patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A total of 50 gallstone patients were included in the present study. Total cholesterol levels were measured in all the patients before laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). TC levels in all the patients were recorded on the follow-up time. All the results were recorded on Microsoft excel sheet and analyzed by SPSS software. Results: Mean preoperative TC values were found to be 177.2 mg/dL while mean postoperative TC values were found to be 159.4 mg/dL. Significant results were obtained while comparing the mean TC levels in patients undergoing LC. Conclusion: Significant decline in total cholesterol levels of gallstone patients do occur after LC procedure. Key words: Gallstones, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Total cholesterol

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