Scintigraphic detection of bile leaks after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  title={Scintigraphic detection of bile leaks after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={Alessandra Gentili and Robert C. Gilkeson and Lee P. Adler},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  volume={18 1},
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is widely accepted as an alternative to traditional open cholecystectomy. Its advantages are a shorter hospital stay, earlier return to normal activity, less pain, and improved cosmetic results. However, in the initial experience with this technique, biliary leaks were several times more frequent than in traditional… CONTINUE READING