Endoscopic and surgical management of bile duct injury after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

@article{Rauws2004EndoscopicAS,
  title={Endoscopic and surgical management of bile duct injury after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={Erik Anthoni Rauws and Dirk Joan Gouma},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={829-46}
}
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the first choice of management for symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. While it is associated with decreased postoperative morbidity and mortality, bile duct injuries are reported to be more severe and more common (0-2.7%), when compared to open cholecystectomy (0.2-0.5%) [New Engl. J. Med. 234 (1991) 1073; Am. J. Surg. 165 (1993) 9; Surg. Clin. N Am. 80 (2000) 1127]. These bile duct injuries include leaks, strictures, transection and removal of (part of… CONTINUE READING
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