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Laparoscopic surgery is being used in an increasing number of operations today. We have been performing various types of laparoscopic techniques in our department. A problem we sometimes have encountered involves a ring of pressure that develops around the surgeon's thumb at the end of the procedure, which is accompanied by an area of paresthesia in the(More)
In the 40-month period from April, 1974 to July, 1977, postoperative choledochoscopy was performed 566 times in 186 patients at Teikyo University Hospital. Included in this series were 56 patients with retained common bile duct stones and 23 patients with intrahepatic stones; the stones were removed by postoperative choledochoscopy in 52 and 20 of these(More)
Over the last 13 years starting from 1975 when the first improved cholangiofiberscope was developed at the Teikyo University Hospital, 216 patients with retained biliary tract stones and 93 patients with intrahepatic stones have been seen; stone extraction was successful in 210 and 83 cases with percutaneous cholangioscopy, the success rate being 97.2 and(More)
Double gallbladder is a rare congenital anomaly and an encounter with it while performing cholecystectomy laparoscopically is a challenge to the laparoscopic surgeon. A 28-year-old man complaining of epigastric pain was evaluated at Teikyo University Hospital, Mizonokuchi, Japan. There were no abnormal laboratory findings. Ultrasonography revealed an(More)