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Corrective treatment and anatomic considerations for laparoscopic cholecystectomy injuries

Madariaga, JR and Dodson, SF and Selby, R and Todo, S and Iwatsuki, S and Starzl, TE (1994) Corrective treatment and anatomic considerations for laparoscopic cholecystectomy injuries. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 179 (3). 321 - 325. ISSN 1072-7515

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BACKGROUND: Complete reports of biliary and vascular injuries after laparoscopic cholecystectomy are rare. STUDY DESIGN: Fifteen patients with complex laparoscopic cholecystectomy injuries underwent corrective operations. The injuries consisted of 14 bile duct injuries and one large laceration of a cirrhotic liver. Five of the bile duct injuries were accompanied by inadvertent occlusion of the right hepatic artery, and one was further complicated by portal vein occlusion. One hepatic artery occlusion and one portal vein occlusion were successfully reconstructed. Two patients with arterial occlusion required right hepatic lobectomy. Corrective biliary operations consisted of common hepaticojejunostomy (seven cases), right and left hepaticojejunostomies (one case), right anterior and left hepaticojejunostomies (two cases), right hepaticojejunostomy (one case), right posterior hepaticojejunostomy (one case), and left hepaticojejunostomy after right lobectomy (two cases). RESULTS: Except for a patient with a severe laceration of a cirrhotic liver who died as a result of hepatic failure, the remaining 14 patients are alive and well with normal hepatic function tests at six and 37 months after corrective operations. CONCLUSIONS: A knowledge of anatomy is critical to the prevention of injuries to the hepatobiliary tree and related structures during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Madariaga, JR
Dodson, SF
Selby, R
Todo, S
Iwatsuki, S
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1994
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Volume: 179
Number: 3
Page Range: 321 - 325
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1072-7515
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062125764, Starzl CV No. 1622
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:27
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:57


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