Laparoendoscopic rendezvous: an effective alternative to a failed preoperative ERCP in patients with cholecystocholedocholithiasis

@article{Tzovaras2010LaparoendoscopicRA,
  title={Laparoendoscopic rendezvous: an effective alternative to a failed preoperative ERCP in patients with cholecystocholedocholithiasis},
  author={George Tzovaras and Ioannis Baloyiannis and Andreas N. Kapsoritakis and Athanassios K Psychos and George Paroutoglou and Spyros P. Potamianos},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={2603-2606}
}
Although the ideal management of cholelithiasis and concomitant choledocholithiasis is controversial, the two-stage approach [endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), sphincterotomy, and common bile duct (CBD) clearance followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy] is the most popular treatment regimen worldwide. However, sometimes ERCP fails to solve the problem of choledocholithiasis preoperatively. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of intraoperative ERCP using the… CONTINUE READING

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