Hand-assisted laparoscopic segmentectomy in recurrent pyogenic cholangitis

  title={Hand-assisted laparoscopic segmentectomy in recurrent pyogenic cholangitis},
  author={C. N. Tang and M. K. W. Li},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis (RPC) is a prevalent disease in Southeast Asia and presents a unique challenge to both gastroenterologist and hepatobiliary surgeon. Despite rapid development in endoscopic instrumentation and skill maturation, it is still difficult to clear those pigmented stones lodged in the intrahepatic ducts. The alternative approach to stones through the percutaneous transhepatic route can offer access for repeated ductal dilatation and lithotripsy. However, recurrence is… CONTINUE READING


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