Single-access laparoscopic cholecystectomy with routine intraoperative cholangiogram Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cholangiography
  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic

abstract

  • Completion of intraoperative cholangiography is an important aspect of cholecystectomy in order to identify choledocholithiasis and verify anatomy. With the advent of single-access laparoscopy, standard operative principles should not be compromised. Cholangiography may provide a safer approach to cholecystectomy when adopting a new technique. We present our technique of single-incision cholecystectomy and routine cholangiography with a 95% success rate. The ability to perform single-incision intraoperative cholangiograms will allow a safe, more minimally invasive approach to cholecystectomy with suspected choledocholithiasis and obviate the need to convert to standard multiport laparoscopy for the sole reason of completing cholangiograms.

publication date

  • May 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00464-010-1408-0

PubMed ID

  • 21046159

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1683

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 25

number

  • 5