Laparoscopic cholangiogram in biliary atresia: a refinement in the gallbladder hitch technique

The study describes a refinement in the gallbladder hitch stitch and assesses the value of the laparoscopic cholangiogram in children with suspected biliary atresia. Twenty children with neonatal jaundice and no drainage as shown on the HIDA scan underwent a diagnostic laparoscopy through an umbilical 5 mm port. A 3 mm laparoscopic needle holder inserted… CONTINUE READING