An inexpensive surgical glove bag for gall bladder retrieval during laproscopic cholecystectomy

1st International Congress for Innovation in Global Surgery
ABSTRACT FIRST PRESENTED: 20.04.2022

doi: 10.52648/ICIGS.1000_35

An inexpensive surgical glove bag for gall bladder retrieval during laproscopic cholecystectomy

Rahul Bhatia
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Introduction: Surgical site infection complicates 2.4-3.2% of elective cholecystectomy. During surgery, GB is commonly extracted using a retrieval bag. Cost of retrieval bag increases the overall expenditure of surgery. We have deceived a safe, sterile and cheap retrieval bag using latex gloves and conducted the study on 150 patients undergoing elective cholecystectomy to clarify whether it plays a role in preventing infection.

Methodology: The study was conducted in department of General Surgery in LNJP Hospital for a period of 1 year. A total of 90 surgeries were done in the specified period. Inclusion criteria: Patients between age 18 to 60 years having gall bladder calculi Exclusion criteria: Acute cholecystitis Lap converted to open cholecystectomy. Evidence of bile spillage Gall bladder rupture during removal from cystic plate Evidence of CBD injury

Results: 2.2% rate of surgical site infection was observed during extraction.

Discussion: The minimal presence of complication and low cost makes routine use of glove bag a wise option for extraction. The use of glove bag seems to reduce the risk of contamination with bacteria, bile and gall stone. It may also reduce the contamination by malignant cells in case of unexpected GB Carcinoma.

Keywords: Inexpensive retrieval bag

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