Specialist early and immediate repair of post-laparoscopic cholecystectomy bile duct injuries is associated with an improved long-term outcome.

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INTRODUCTION A majority of bile duct injuries (BDI) sustained during laparoscopic cholecystectomy require formal surgical reconstruction, and traditionally this repair is performed late. We aimed to assess long-term outcomes after repair, focusing on our preferred early approach. METHODS A total of 200 BDI patients [age 54(20-83); 64 male], followed up… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318208fad3

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