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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/sur.2016.265
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.603-609
  • Keywords: laparoscopic cholecystectomy, prophylactic antibiotics, surgical site infection, POSTOPERATIVE INFECTION, GALLBLADDER PERFORATION, PREVENTION, EFFICACY, NEED
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


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.