FREQUENCY OF COMMON COMPLICATIONS OF VERESS NEEDLE USED FOR CREATING PNEUMOPERITONEUM IN LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY
Objective: To determine the frequency of common complications of Veress Needle used for creating Pneumoperitoneum
in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
Methodology: This descriptive Cross Sectional study was conducted at Surgical B unit Hayatabad Medical Complex
Peshawar from Jan 2014 to Dec 2015 with total duration of 02 years. All patients undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
for Cholelithiasis, ASA class1 and 2, both genders (range, 14-65 years) were included in the study while
those patients with co-morbid diseases that were contra-indication for Laparoscopic surgery were excluded. Informed
written consent was taken from all patients and patient’s particulars like age, gender, address and complications of
veress needle were documented on predesigned proforma, SPSS version 20 was used for the analysis of the results
and represented in the form of tables.
Results: total 177 patients were included in the study in which majority were in the 4th and 5th decades with females
predominance. Frequency of common complications among 177 patients was analysed as 18(10%) patients had abdominal
wall Emphysema, 39(22%) patients has abdominal wall haemorrhage and 32(18%) patients had omental injury.
Conclusion: Veress needle technique of primary access in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is safe, easy and cost
Key words: Veress Needle, Pneumoperitoneum, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy