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Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration: choledochotomy approach


The description of the laparoscopic common bile duct exploration: choledochotomy approach covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of common bile duct stones. Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: exploration and exposure, dissection, intraoperative cholangiography, laparoscopic ultrasonography, choledochotomy, stone extraction, common bile duct closure. Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.

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  • 2003-09-01