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  • 2019-10-25

Revisional surgery: analysis of technical errors during failed bile duct injury repair

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2019;19(10). URL:
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This is the case of a 42-year-old woman who suffered from bile duct injury during an elective cholecystectomy. Immediate repair was performed by means of an open Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy. Five months later, she developed cholangitis. Critical stenosis of the anastomosis was demonstrated with percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography. She was transferred to our unit to address the failed reconstruction. Many clues on why the initial attempt at reconstruction failed were found during our surgery. Discussion of these errors and how to avoid them is the main objective of the video. Secondary learning objectives are to highlight the principles of high quality bilioenteric anastomosis and demonstration of our standard technique for bile duct injury repair.