Primary closure after laparoscopic common bile duct exploration versus T-tube.

@article{Dong2014PrimaryCA,
  title={Primary closure after laparoscopic common bile duct exploration versus T-tube.},
  author={Zhi-tao Dong and Guo-Zhong Wu and Kun-lun Luo and Jie-ming Li},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2014},
  volume={189 2},
  pages={249-54}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) is now one of the main methods for treating choledocholithiasis accompanied with cholelithiasis. The objective of our study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of laparoscopic primary closure for the treatment of common bile duct (CBD) stones compared with T-tube drainage. METHODS Patients who underwent CBD stones were studied prospectively from 2002-2012 in a single center. A total of 194 patients were randomly assigned to… CONTINUE READING