Laparoscopic ultrasonography during cholecystectomy.

  title={Laparoscopic ultrasonography during cholecystectomy.},
  author={Markus A R{\"o}thlin and Othmar Schoeb and Rolph Schlumpf and Felix Largiad{\`e}r},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={83 11},
The routine use of intraoperative cholangiography during cholecystectomy has been debated extensively. Intraoperative ultrasonography was a quick, efficient alternative in open cholecystectomy. A prospective controlled trial to evaluate its usefulness in laparoscopic cholecystectomy is reported. Two groups of 100 patients each were examined during operation with laparoscopic ultrasonography and intraoperative cholangiography. In the first group an adapted urethral probe was used and in the… CONTINUE READING