International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | Saudi Arabia | Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017

The Association between Waiting for Cholecystectomy and Developing Pancreatitis

Dr. Khalid Al bedah | Dr. Firas Alateeq | Dr. Ahmed Al-olah | Dr. Waleed Alshehri | Dr. Abdulhakim Alkhodair | Dr. Shomoukh Al-Sharif | Dr. Majed Juhayman | Dr. Meshaal Ahmad Aljebreen

Abstract: The question to be answered in this study is what is the duration to develop acute pancreatitis in cholecystitis patient. The causes of acute pancreatitis in Saudi Arabia differs from the causes in western countries. The aim of the study is to study the frequency and the prevalence of pancreatitis among patients in the waiting list for cholecystectomy. The objectives of the study is To evaluate the risk factors to develop pancreatitis. Determine whether there is male or female predominance to develop pancreatitis To analyze the severity of pancreatitis in relation to gallstone. Method Cross sectional study, The sampling technique used in choosing the sample size was purposive sampling technique for the patients who met the inclusion criteria. No patient interview was done and the information was extracted from the charts only. Results In this study, thirteen females 54.2 % and eleven males 45.8 met our inclusion criteria. Ages 30 and below comprised 20.8 percent of our sample size while ages between 31 to 50 and 51 or more comprised 33.3 % and 45.8 % respectively. The duration of waiting for cholecystectomy was found to be high in the first sixth months with a percentage of 79.2 % while seven months to year was 12.5 % and 13 months or above was 8.3 %

Keywords: Cholecystectomy, Pancreatitis, Cholecystitis

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017,

Pages: 787 - 789

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