Has intraoperative cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy become obsolete in the era of preoperative endoscopic retrograde and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography?

@article{Sirinek2015HasIC,
  title={Has intraoperative cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy become obsolete in the era of preoperative endoscopic retrograde and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography?},
  author={Kenneth R. Sirinek and Wayne H. Schwesinger},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2015},
  volume={220 4},
  pages={522-8}
}
BACKGROUND Preoperative ERCP, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), and intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) are standard procedures in evaluating patients with suspected choledocholithiasis. This study evaluates the changing practice patterns over time of these 3 procedures in a large cohort of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) at a single tertiary care center. STUDY DESIGN Data from all patients undergoing an LC with or without preoperative ERCP, MRCP, or… CONTINUE READING
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