Abstract: Background: Evaluating the introduction of endoscopic surgery in Senegal may be useful for assessing the role of this technology in developing countries. Methods: The endoscopic surgery performed at the Hospital Principal and the Hospital Le Dantec, Dakar, from January 1995 to December 2000 was evaluated retrospectively. Operative time, postoperative stay, patients, and hospital costs were compared in samples of 100 patients treated endoscopically and 80 patients treated with open techniques. Results: Altogether, 826 endoscopic procedures were performed (11.6% of elective surgical activity). Of these, thoracoscopic (34%) and laparoscopic (14%) vagotomy, cholecystectomy (21%), fundoplication (12%), and diagnostic laparoscopy (11%) were selected for comparisons. Operative time proved to be reduced by endoscopic surgery except for laparoscopic fundoplication (+ 40 min). After endoscopic-surgery, postoperative hospitalization Was 3.7 days shorter, and patient fees were consequently reduced. In 6 years, 87% of the hospital investment (36,000 Euro) was recovered.
|Autori interni:||MICCOLI, PAOLO|
|Autori:||BENDINELLI C; LEAL T; MONCADE F; DIENG M; TOURE CT; MICCOLI P|
|Titolo:||Endoscopic surgery in Senegal. Benefits, costs and limits|
|Anno del prodotto:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00464-001-9188-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|