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J Clin Gastroenterol. 2007 Mar;41(3):301-5.

Bile leak after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, 600 East 233 Street, Bronx, NY, USA. hemassoumi@yahoo.com

Abstract

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is commonly performed as the treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstone diseases. Bile leak is a potential complication of this procedure and the cystic duct stump is the most common site of leakage. Early diagnosis and treatment of bile leak is crucial in decreasing the morbidity and mortality related to this complication. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with stent placement and/or sphincterotomy is highly effective in the diagnosis and treatment of this problem.

PMID:
17426471
DOI:
10.1097/MCG.0b013e31802c29f2
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