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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Umbilical Port Site in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Possible Strategy to Avoid Complications

Mario Pacilli, Nicola Tartaglia, Giovanna Pavone, Antonio Ambrosi

Keywords : Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Topical antibiotic therapy, Umbilical port site infection

Citation Information : Pacilli M, Tartaglia N, Pavone G, Ambrosi A. Umbilical Port Site in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Possible Strategy to Avoid Complications. World J Lap Surg 2021; 14 (3):201-204.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1472

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 05-03-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard for the surgical treatment of symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. A skin incision is made above the umbilicus, an area that is infrequently exposed to UV light, soaps, and contains a large amount of bacteria. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of the use of topical prophylactic antibiotic to prevent post-videolaparo-cholecystectomy infection at the umbilical port site. Our outcomes display that in patients treated with topical antibiotics, umbilical port site infections occurred less often than in the patients not treated. Further studies are required to determine what other procedures should be engaged to decrease the high rate of infections.

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