Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  title={Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={Lawrence William Traverso and Richard A. Kozarek and Terrence J Ball and John J Brandabur and J. A. Hunter and Pradeep C. Jolly and David P. Patterson and John A. Ryan and Richard C. Thirlby and Debra G. Wechter},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={165 5},
We assessed the use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) at our hepatobiliary referral center. This assessment included patients from outside institutions with post-LC problems. Between May 1990 and September 1992, we performed 522 LCs and 1,723 ERCP examinations. There were 78 patients who underwent 143 ERCP examinations after LC, 65% of whom were referred. ERCP findings were categorized as follows: normal results (8%), problems… CONTINUE READING
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