Common bile duct repair with titanium staples

  title={Common bile duct repair with titanium staples},
  author={Ari Kalevi Lepp{\"a}niemi and David C. Wherry and Emmanouil Pikoulis and H. Hufnagel and Christine Waasdorp and Nancy F. Fishback and Norman M. Rich},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Background: Vascular Closure Staple (VCS) clips made of titanium were initially developed for microvascular anastomoses with little experience of their use in larger tubular structures. This study compares VCS clips and sutures in the closure of supraduodenal choledochotomy. Methods: In nine pigs, two longitudinal incisions of the common bile duct (CBD… CONTINUE READING