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Title: Common bile duct calculi at laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a technique for management.
Austin Authors: Fletcher, D R
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Sep-1993
Publication information: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery; 63(9): 710-4
Abstract: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was attempted in 150 unselected patients. The use of routine intraoperative cholangiography prevented serious bile duct injury in one patient. It also showed 75% of patients suspected pre-operatively of having common duct stones, had passed them by the time of cholecystectomy. Eight of 12 diagnosed duct stones (5 suspected, 7 unsuspected) were removed laparoscopically. A technique is described using inexpensive and readily available equipment that allows the transcystic duct treatment of the majority of common duct stones. The development and use of such techniques to laparoscopically treat duct stones will once more allow surgeons to treat all biliary calculi at the one procedure and reduce unnecessary dependence on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography/sphincterotomy.
Gov't Doc #: 8363481
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Cholangiography.instrumentation
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic.methods
Monitoring, Intraoperative
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