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Title: Laparoscopic choledochoscopy for choledocholithiasis is possible in the anatomical anomaly of left gallbladder.
Austin Authors: Kaldas, Peter;Goh, Su Kah ;Weinberg, Laurence ;Hodgson, Russell
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Northern Hospital Health Sciences Library, Epping, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 19-Dec-2022
Date: 2022
Publication information: BMJ Case Reports 2022
Abstract: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is more challenging in the anatomical variation of left-sided gallbladder with the anomaly also highly related to biliary anomalies. Therefore, there has been a reluctance to operate close to the common bile duct (CBD) in left gallbladder patients, and thus choledocholithiasis is usually treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). There is emerging evidence that single stage LC and CBD exploration for choledocholithiasis may be superior to two stage LC and ERCP in terms of short-term and long-term morbidity, cost and length of stay. With the re-emergence of laparoscopic choledochoscopy, the purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the feasibility of this approach for choledocholithiasis.
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2022-251278
ORCID: 0000-0001-6639-8443
Journal: BMJ Case Reports
PubMed URL: 36535740
ISSN: 1757-790X
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Common Bile Duct/surgery
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