Single-stage laparoscopic common bile duct exploration and cholecystectomy versus two-stage endoscopic stone extraction followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients with concomitant gallbladder stones and common bile duct stones: a randomized controlled trial

@article{Bansal2013SinglestageLC,
  title={Single-stage laparoscopic common bile duct exploration and cholecystectomy versus two-stage endoscopic stone extraction followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients with concomitant gallbladder stones and common bile duct stones: a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Virinder Kumar Bansal and Mahesh Chandra Misra and Karthik Rajan and Ragini Kilambi and Subodh Kumar and A. Athul Krishna and Atin Kumar and Chandrakant Sambaji Pandav and Rajeshwari Subramaniam and Mahesh Kumar Arora and Pramod Kumar Garg},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={875-885}
}
The ideal method for managing concomitant gallbladder stones and common bile duct (CBD) stones is debatable. The currently preferred method is two-stage endoscopic stone extraction followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). This prospective randomized trial compared the success and cost effectiveness of single- and two-stage management of patients with concomitant gallbladder and CBD stones. Consecutive patients with concomitant gallbladder and CBD stones were randomized to either single… CONTINUE READING