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Intraoperative cholangiography in the laparoscopic cholecystectomy era: why are we still debating?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Luke Holmes, Steven White


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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now one of the most frequently performed abdominal surgical procedures in the world. The most common major complication is bile duct injury, which can have catastrophic repercussions for patients and it has been suggested that intraoperative cholangiography may reduce the rate of bile duct injury. Whether this procedure should be performed routinely is still an active subject of debate. We discuss the available evidence and likely implications for the future.

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Author(s): Ausania F, Holmes LR, Ausania F, Iype S, Ricci P, White SA

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Surgical Endoscopy

Year: 2012

Volume: 26

Issue: 5

Pages: 1193-1200

Print publication date: 22/03/2012

ISSN (print): 0930-2794

ISSN (electronic): 1432-2218

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s00464-012-2241-4