Operative strategy can reduce the incidence of major bile duct injury in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  title={Operative strategy can reduce the incidence of major bile duct injury in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={S. Sara Yegiyants and John Craig Collins},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={74 10},
Major bile duct injury (BDI) rates remain in the range of 0.3 to 0.5 per cent for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). The dominant surgical technique worldwide continues to be the "infundibular" technique of dissection that was popularized in the early 1990s. Proponents of the "critical view of safety" (CV) technique have suggested that most of these injuries are avoidable. The objective of our study was to determine whether routine use of the CV technique reduced the observed/expected single… CONTINUE READING

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