Usefulness of both operative cholangiography and conversion to decrease major bile duct injuries during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


BACKGROUND/PURPOSE We evaluated the role of operative cholangiography and of conversion to decrease major bile duct injuries. METHODS We report 1074 patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy, out of a total of 1195 patients who underwent laparoscopy, over an 8-year period. The planned laparoscopic operative procedure in all the patients was the… (More)


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