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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 165
 

Response to comment on "Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendicectomy in situs inversus totalis"


Department of Surgery, Seth Nandlal Dhoot Hospital, A-1, MIDC, Airport Road, Chikhalthana, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication2-Nov-2012

Correspondence Address:
Vijay Borgaonkar
Department of Surgery, Seth Nandlal Dhoot Hospital, A-1, MIDC, Airport Road, Chikhalthana, Aurangabad - 431 210, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.103136

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Borgaonkar V, Deshpande S, Kulkarni V. Response to comment on "Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendicectomy in situs inversus totalis". J Min Access Surg 2012;8:165

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Borgaonkar V, Deshpande S, Kulkarni V. Response to comment on "Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendicectomy in situs inversus totalis". J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 May 23];8:165. Available from: http://www.journalofmas.com/text.asp?2012/8/4/165/103136


Dear Sir,

We are extremely thankful to Vagholkar for reading our article with interest and also complementing our surgical procedure.

With respect to the issue of 'Combo surgery' mentioned by him, we would like to clarify that we had no intention of performing such a 'combo surgery' without any scientific reason.

In the said patient, the Alvarado score [1] was 7 and the gall stones were symptomatic. All patients with symptomatic gall stones should undergo early cholecystectomy. [2],[3] Hence, cholecystectomy with appendicectomy was performed.

The purpose of the presentation was not about diagnosis of the pathology, but technique of the surgery, so, the reasoning for the surgery was not discussed.

 
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1.Bailey and Love's short practice of surgery. 25 th ed. Oxford University Press, USA 2008, p. 1211.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Sobolev B, Mercer D, Brown P, FitzGerald M, Jalink D, Shaw R. Risk of emergency admission while awaiting elective cholecystectomy. CMAJ 2003;169:662-5.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Gurusamy K, Samraj K, Fusai G, Davidson BR. Early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary colic. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008;4:CD007196.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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