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 Â± 9.9. Twenty-two (73.3%) had proximal ureteric stone. Surgical duration and length of stay had means of 197.4 Â± 46.1 minutes and 3.6 Â± 1.1 days, respectively. The mean blood loss, preoperative and postoperative hematocrit was 40.5 Â± 27.8 mL, 36.14% Â± 5.73 and 35.76% Â± 5.71, respectively. Mean preoperative and postoperative hemoglobin was 12.27 g/dL Â± 1.84Â and 12.12 g/dL Â± 1.89, respectively. The mean postoperative pain VAS score was 2.1 Â± 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.