Kent Skipper

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Management of biliary disease in the octogenarian has evolved over the last decade. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now more commonly performed in this patient population. Octogenarians with biliary pathology frequently present with complications of acute disease such as biliary pancreatitis, choledocholithiasis, and acute cholecystitis. As a result,(More)
Patients with symptoms similar to symptomatic cholelithiasis but with no sonographic evidence of gallstones can be difficult to manage. Cholecystokinin (CCK)-stimulated hepatobiliary scans can be helpful in determining whether the biliary tract is the potential source of the symptoms. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 69 patients at our(More)
Chronic peritoneal dialysis is an option for many patients with end stage renal disease. Laparoscopy offers an alternative approach in the management of dialysis patients. Over an 18-month period, laparoscopy was used for placement or revision of seven peritoneal dialysis catheters. All were placed in patients with end stage renal disease for chronic(More)
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