Laparoscopic ultrasonography as compared with static or dynamic cholangiography at laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Abstract

We compared laparoscopic ultrasonography (LICU) with static (S) or dynamic (D) cholangiography (IOC) for assessment of duct anatomy and calculi in 209 patients. LICU visualized ducts in 88% compared with 93% for IOC (P=0.046). Nineteen patients (9%) had stones: 17 were found by LICU (89%) and 10 (53%) by IOC (P=0.032). Time to perform LICU (7±3 min) was… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00190157

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