Laparoscopic ligation of a leaking cystic duct.

J. L. Sosa, S. S. Greenberg, A. S. Livingstone, J. U. Levi

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has rapidly become an acceptable surgical technique. Indeed it may become the preferred method for cholecystectomy, with the open method reserved for complicated cases. Early series of LC have shown a mortality rate of 0-1%, comparing favorably to the open method. However, complications such as bile duct injury, cystic duct leaks, and biliary collections may be more frequent. We report the first case of cystic duct leakage after LC successfully managed by subsequent laparoscopic ligation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-215
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of laparoendoscopic surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1991

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  • Surgery


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