Laparoscopic treatment of common bile duct stones.

  title={Laparoscopic treatment of common bile duct stones.},
  author={Francois Drouard and N Passone-Szerzyna and J. Ch. Berthou},
  volume={44 13},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct is technically possible. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the feasibility of the different techniques of laparoscopic treatment of common bile duct stones and their complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS From October 1990 to December 1995, 161 patients, age from 18 to 92, underwent a laparoscopic treatment for choledocholithiasis. A transcystic approach was attempted in 82 patients and was successful in 55 (67… CONTINUE READING