Referral pattern, management, and long-term results of laparoscopic bile duct injuries: a case series of 44 patients.

@article{Barauskas2012ReferralPM,
  title={Referral pattern, management, and long-term results of laparoscopic bile duct injuries: a case series of 44 patients.},
  author={Giedrius Barauskas and Saulius Pa{\vs}kauskas and Žilvinas Dambrauskas and Antanas Gulbinas and Juozas Pundzius},
  journal={Medicina},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={
          138-44
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The incidence of bile duct injuries (BDIs) after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is higher than after open cholecystectomy, and the management of these lesions is still controversial. This study analyzed diagnostic and management strategies as well as long-term outcomes after BDI. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective database of patients with BDIs at the Clinic of Surgery was maintained during the 8-year period (2000-2007). The long-term results were evaluated during… CONTINUE READING