Common bile duct repair with titanium staples. Comparison with suture closure.

@article{Leppniemi1997CommonBD,
  title={Common bile duct repair with titanium staples. Comparison with suture closure.},
  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},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 7},
  pages={714-7}
}
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