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A profile of laparoscopic ureterolithotomy: four years initial experience at Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia

Hafizar Hafizar , Natanael P Agung, Andika Afriansyah, Hendy Mirza

Hafizar Hafizar
Department of Urology, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta. Email: hafizar.sr@gmail.com

Natanael P Agung
Department of Urology, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta

Andika Afriansyah
Urology Division, Department of Surgery, Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta

Hendy Mirza
Urology Division, Department of Surgery, Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta
Online First: June 29, 2021 | Cite this Article
Hafizar, H., Agung, N., Afriansyah, A., Mirza, H. 2021. A profile of laparoscopic ureterolithotomy: four years initial experience at Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia Journal of Biomedical Science 15(1): 80-83. DOI:10.15562/ijbs.v15i1.297


Introduction: The introduction of laparoscopy in the field of urology has advanced surgery into a minimally invasive era, achieving better perioperative outcomes and lower incidence of complications. This study reports on the profile of laparoscopic ureterolithotomy performed in Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta.

Method: This retrospective study examined laparoscopic procedures done during the years 2016-2019. Demographic characteristics, surgical duration, length of stay, perioperative parameters, and antibiotics prescribed were recorded.

Result: A total of 30 cases were reported. The gender ratio was 2:1 (male to female), with a mean age of 54.2 ± 9.9. Twenty-two (73.3%) had proximal ureteric stone. Surgical duration and length of stay had means of 197.4 ± 46.1 minutes and 3.6 ± 1.1 days, respectively. The mean blood loss, preoperative and postoperative hematocrit was 40.5 ± 27.8 mL, 36.14% ± 5.73 and 35.76% ± 5.71, respectively. Mean preoperative and postoperative hemoglobin was 12.27 g/dL ± 1.84  and 12.12 g/dL ± 1.89, respectively. The mean postoperative pain VAS score was 2.1 ± 0.8. The most prescribed antibiotics for the procedure were cefoperazone (53.33%).

Conclusion: Considerably short duration of operations and hospital stay comparable with other study findings were reported. This study can be applied as baseline data for further research.

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