TITLE

ENDOSCOPIC SPHINCTEROTOMY IS SUFFICIENT TREATMENT FOR MOST POST CHOLECYSTECTOMY BILE LEAKS

AUTHOR(S)
Beckly, J. B.; Jackson, S.; Cramp, M. E.; Beckly, D. E.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA44
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study that suggests that endoscopic sphincterotomy is sufficient treatment for most post cholecystectomy bile leaks. The endoscopic treatment of post operative bile leaks remains controversial, with some authors favouring stent placement and others endoscopic sphincterotomy. The study aims to detemine from a retrospective cohort review in what proportion of cases endoscopic sphincterotomy alone is an adequate treatment. Prompt endoscopic sphincterotomy is sufficient management for most cases of uncomplicated post cholecystectomy bile teak.
ACCESSION #
13218985

 

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