Operative repair of bile duct injuries involving the hepatic duct confluence Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Klatskin Tumor
  • Nomograms

abstract

  • Injuries at the hepatic duct confluence present the surgeon with a technically demanding repair, often combined with life-threatening sequelae such as sepsis and portal hypertension. Moreover, the possibility of litigation is ever present, even for those not responsible for the initial injury. In this review, we discuss the approach to patients with proximal bile duct injuries, with emphasis on preoperative evaluation and the technical aspects of biliary reconstruction.

publication date

  • July 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archsurg.134.7.769

PubMed ID

  • 10401831

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 769

end page

  • 75

volume

  • 134

number

  • 7