Routine Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Does Not Reduce the Risk of Surgical Site Infections


Sarkut P., Kilicturgay S., Aktas H., ÖZEN Y. , KAYA E.

SURGICAL INFECTIONS, vol.18, no.5, pp.603-609, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/sur.2016.265
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL INFECTIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.603-609

Abstract

Background: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the gold standard for the treatment of symptomatic gallbladder stones. As infections are rare in uncomplicated LC, it is widely accepted that prophylactic antibiotics need not be administered, and guidelines do not support routine antibiotic prophylaxis during elective LC. However, routine antibiotic prophylaxis for elective LC is still popular in many clinical settings. We investigated this situation in our department.