Re-do biliary surgery
Chowbey, P.K. (2002) Re-do biliary surgery. In: Congress of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia, 2002 [ELSA 2002], 19-21 Sep 2002, Tokyo, Japan.
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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy today holds the undisputed crown of being the gold standard for treating benign gallbladder diseases. Skeptics however even today claim that incidence of biliary complications is higher with laparoscopy as compared to open cholecystectomy and situations where biliary anatomy is distorted due to inflammation it is safer to perform an open procedure. On the contrary our own experience has been quite otherwise. Being a specialized center for minimal access surgery, we have now gathered enough data which will be presented wherein we have attempted and successfully performed laparoscopic cholecystectomy and biliary enteric reconstruction following an open cholecystectomy and biliary complication during open cholecystectomy respectively. We wish to reiterate that laparoscopic biliary surgery is the primary treatment of choice and is the safer alternative following a failed attempt at open biliary surgery.
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