Is There a Place for Laparoscopy in Management of Postcholecystectomy Biliary Injuries?

@article{Azagra2001IsTA,
  title={Is There a Place for Laparoscopy in Management of Postcholecystectomy Biliary Injuries?},
  author={Juan Santiago Azagra and Paolo De Simone and Martine Goergen},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={25},
  pages={1331-1334}
}
Despite its minimal invasiveness, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) carries unquestionably higher morbidity and mortality rates when compared with the open counterpart (OC). Among the iatrogenic injuries, biliary tract lesions are the most clinically relevant because of their potential for patient's disability and long-term sequelae. No universal agreement exists for classifying these lesions, but numerous authors have advocated a distinction between bile leaks and bile injuries. Even if not… CONTINUE READING

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