Laparoscope-assisted minimally invasive treatment for choledochal cyst.


The principle of treatment of choledochal cysts is total cyst excision with hepaticojejunostomy because of the high rate of associated malignancy of the biliary system. The authors used a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure to treat a patient with nonmalignant choledochal cyst. Although a large median laparotomy is usually used for cyst excision and… (More)


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@article{Watanabe1999LaparoscopeassistedMI, title={Laparoscope-assisted minimally invasive treatment for choledochal cyst.}, author={Yuji N Watanabe and M. Sato and Kenji Tokui and Satoko Koga and Shungo Yukumi and Katsuaki Kawachi}, journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A}, year={1999}, volume={9 5}, pages={415-8} }