Objective: To see the frequency of cholecystectomy in Hyderabad and adjoining
areas during the year 2002 to 2005.
Methods: The records of patients admitted in Liaquat University Hospital Jamshoro,
Wali Bhai Rajputana Hospital, Memon Charitable Hospital, Naseem Medical Center,
and Isra University Hospital, Hyderabad from January 2002 to December 2005 were
Results: The overall frequency of cholecystectomy was found to be 11.14% (95% CI,
10.57-11.72). The frequency of cholecystectomy in males was 3.8% and in females
22.4%, constituting male to female ratio 1:6. The age range for male gallstone patients
was 10 to 78 years and for females 11 to 80. The peak age group for the presentation
of gallstones in males and females was 30-44 years. Highest male to female ratio was
observed in the age of 15 – 29 years age group.
Conclusion: The frequency of cholecystectomy has increased from 9.03% to
11.14% (95% CI, 10.57-11.72) in Hyderabad and adjoining areas during 2002 to
2005. (Rawal Med J 2007;32:128-130)
Key words: Frequency of cholecystectomy, Pakistan, females, pregnancy.