Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy.

  title={Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy.},
  author={O M Sch{\"o}b and Roger Schmid and Allan Morimoto and Felix Largiad{\`e}r and Karl A. Zucker},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={173 4},
OBJECTIVE Although surgical biliary bypass for nonresectable periampullary tumors is superior to endoscopic stent placement, the latter has become popular because of the "minimally invasive" approach. Laparoscopic biliary bypass would appear to offer the advantages of both. However, this technique remains technically difficult using existing instrumentation. This study investigates the efficacy of a new endoscopic device designed for rapidly completing a small-diameter intestinal anastomosis… CONTINUE READING


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