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Common bile duct exploration

Yusuke Watanabe, Amin Madani, Elif Bilgic, Katherine M McKendy, Gada Enani, Iman Ghaderi, Gerald M Fried, Liane S Feldman, Melina C Vassiliou
BACKGROUND: General surgery residency may not adequately prepare residents for independent practice. It is unclear; however, if non-ACGME-accredited fellowships are better meeting training needs. The purpose of this mixed-method study was to determine perceived preparedness for practice and to identify gaps in fellowship training. METHODS: A survey was developed using an iterative qualitative methodology based on interviews and focus groups of graduated fellows and program directors...
October 14, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Shumyla Jabeen, Irfan Robbani, Naseer A Choh, Obaid Ashraf, Feroze Shaheen, Tariq Gojwari, Sabeeha Gul
OBJECTIVE: To characterize biliary abnormalities seen in portal cavernoma cholangiopathy (PCC) on Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreaticography(MRCP) and elucidate certain salient features of the disease by collaborating our findings with those of previous studies. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 52 patients with portal cavernoma secondary to idiopathic Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction(EHPVO) who underwent a standard MRCP protocol. Images were analysed for abnormalities involving the entire biliary tree...
October 12, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
Di Yan, Christian Domes, Robert Domes, Timea Frosch, Jürgen Popp, Mathias W Pletz, Torsten Frosch
Fiber enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy (FERS) is introduced for chemically selective and ultrasensitive analysis of the biomolecules hematin, hemoglobin, biliverdin, and bilirubin. The abilities for analyzing whole intact, oxygenated erythrocytes are proven, demonstrating the potential for the diagnosis of red blood cell related diseases, such as different types of anemia and hemolytic disorders. The optical fiber enables an efficient light-guiding within a miniaturized sample volume of only a few micro-liters and provides a tremendously improved analytical sensitivity (LODs of 0...
October 17, 2016: Analyst
H Jiang, S Y Wang, X L Jin, J C Jin, H B Gu, F M Zhang
The present study aimed to investigate the practicability and clinical value of applying laparotomy biliary lithotomy forceps to laparoscopic bile duct exploration (LCBDE) for the surgical treatment of incarcerated calculi. A total of 63 patients were diagnosed with cholecystolithiasis and choledocholithiasis. The present study performed a retrospective analysis of clinical samples from 16 of these patients who had incarcerated calculi at the terminus of the common bile duct, and who had been treated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy and LCBDE...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Yakun Xu, Chengyong Dong, Kexin Ma, Fei Long, Keqiu Jiang, Ping Shao, Rui Liang, Liming Wang
Several studies have shown the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) as a minimally invasive treatment options for choledocholithiasis. Use of T-tube or biliary stent drainage tube placement after laparoscopic choledochotomy for common bile duct (CBD) stones is still under debate. This study tried to confirm the safety of spontaneously removable biliary stent in the distal CBD after LCBDE to allow choledochus primary closure. A total of 47 patients with choledocholithiasis underwent LCBDE with primary closure and internal drainage using a spontaneously removable biliary stent drainage tube (stent group, N = 22) or T-tube (T-tube group, N = 25)...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ryoga Hamura, Koichiro Haruki, Jun Tsutsumi, Sumio Takayama, Hiroaki Shiba, Katsuhiko Yanaga
Spontaneous biliary peritonitis is rare in adults. We herein report a case of spontaneous biliary peritonitis. An 84-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for abdominal pain for 5 days. He developed fever, jaundice, and abdominal rigidity. Computed tomography (CT) revealed massive ascites in the omental bursa and around the liver. The ascites obtained by diagnostic paracentesis was dark yellow-green in color, which implied bile leakage. With a diagnosis of bile peritonitis, the patient underwent emergency exploratory laparotomy...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Jie-Gao Zhu, Wei Guo, Wei Han, Zhong-Tao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Choledocholithiasis represents a greater proportion of gallstone in the elderly. Elderly patients have more comorbidity, which could increase the operative risk and postoperative complications. However, no study has focused on the effect and safety of laparoscopic transcystic common bile duct exploration (LTCBDE) in elderly patients. The aim of this study was to investigate whether LTCBDE can be performed effectively and safely in elderly patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients who underwent LTCBDE for choledocholithiasis performed from January 2010 to December 2012...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Qian Feng, Yong Huang, Kai Wang, Rongfa Yuan, Xiaoli Xiong, Linquan Wu
PURPOSE: The ideal treatment for choledocholithiasis should be simple, readily available, reliable, minimally invasive and cost-effective for patients. We performed this study to compare the benefits and drawbacks of different laparoscopic approaches (transcystic and choledochotomy) for removal of common bile duct stones. METHODS: A systematic search was implemented for relevant literature using Cochrane, PubMed, Ovid Medline, EMBASE and Wanfang databases. Both the fixed-effects and random-effects models were used to calculate the odds ratio (OR) or the mean difference (MD) with 95% confidence interval (CI) for this study...
2016: PloS One
Jian-Shan Cai, Sun Qiang, Yin Bao-Bing
Gallstone disease is a common and frequently occurring disease in human, and it is the main disease among the digestive system diseases. The incidence of gallstone disease in western countries is about 5%-22%, and common bile duct stones (CBDS) accounts for 8%-20%. CBDS easily lead to biliary obstruction, secondary cholangitis, pancreatitis, and obstructive jaundice, even endanger life. Therefore, it needs timely treatment once diagnosed. The recurrence of choledocholithiasis after bile duct stones clearance involves complicated factors and cannot be completely elaborated by a single factor...
September 9, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Ben Schwab, Deborah M Rooney, Eric S Hungness, Katherine A Barsness
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) decreases overall costs and length of stay in patients with choledocolithiasis. However, utilization of LCBDE remains low. We sought to evaluate a previously developed general surgery LCBDE simulator among a cohort of pediatric surgical trainees. The study purpose was to evaluate the content validity of an LCBDE simulator to support or refute its use in pediatric surgery education. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After IRB exempt determination, 30 participants performed a transcystic LCBDE using a previously developed simulator and evaluated the simulator using a self-reported 28-item instrument...
October 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Antonio Navarro-Sánchez, Hutan Ashrafian, Juan José Segura-Sampedro, Alberto Martrinez-Isla
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic bile duct exploration (LBDE) is recommended in current treatment guidelines for the management of choledocholithiasis with gallbladder in situ. Failure of this technique is common as a consequence of large or impacted common bile duct (CBD) stones. In this series, we present our experience in using holmium laser lithotripsy as an adjunct to LBDE for the treatment of choledocholithiasis. METHODS: Between 2014 and 2016, eighteen laparoscopic bile duct explorations utilising holmium laser lithotripsy were performed after failure of standard retrieval techniques...
August 29, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Michael W Wandling, Eric S Hungness, Emily S Pavey, Jonah J Stulberg, Ben Schwab, Anthony D Yang, Michael B Shapiro, Karl Y Bilimoria, Clifford Y Ko, Avery B Nathens
Importance: There are currently 2 widely accepted treatment strategies for patients presenting to the hospital with choledocholithiasis. However, the rate of use for each strategy in the United States has not been evaluated, and their trends over time have not been described. Furthermore, an optimal management strategy for choledocholithiasis has yet to be defined. Objective: To evaluate secular trends in the management of choledocholithiasis in the United States and to compare hospital length of stay between patients with choledocholithiasis treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ERCP+LC) vs laparoscopic common bile duct exploration with laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LCBDE+LC)...
August 24, 2016: JAMA Surgery
Rutger Quispel, Lydi M W J van Driel, Bart J Veldt, Paul M M van Haard, Marco J Bruno
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM: Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is an established diagnostic modality for diagnosing common bile duct (CBD) stones. Its use has led to a reduction in the number of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures performed for suspected choledocholithiasis. We aimed to explore the role of EUS in detecting CBD stones and/or sludge in common gastroenterology practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed case records of 268 consecutive patients who underwent (EUS) procedures performed to confirm or rule out the presence of CBD stones and/or sludge between November 2006 and January 2011 in the Reinier de Graaf Hospital, Delft, The Netherlands, which is a nonacademic community hospital...
August 23, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Yuka Masuda, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Tomohiro Kanda, Hiroyasu Furuki, Yasuhiro Mamada, Nobuhiko Taniai, Yoshiharu Nakamura, Masato Yoshioka, Akira Matsushita, Yoichi Kawano, Tetsuya Shimizu, Eiji Uchida
Limy bile syndrome extending to the common bile duct (CBD) is a rare condition that lacks a standardized treatment. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with laparoscopic choledocholithotomy by CBD exploration is preferred because it preserves the function of the sphincter of the Vater's papilla and allows treatment of both lesions. A 37-year-old man who was receiving entecavir for chronic hepatitis B developed right upper quadrant pain. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a calcified shadow in the gallbladder and CBD...
August 24, 2016: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Marlein Miranda Cona, Ye-Wei Liu, Antoine Hubert, Ting Yin, Yuan-Bo Feng, Peter de Witte, Etienne Waelkens, Yan-Sheng Jiang, Jian Zhang, Stefaan Mulier, Qian Xia, Gang Huang, Raymond Oyen, Yi-Cheng Ni
AIM: To explore the feasibility of using hypericin as an optical imaging probe with affinity for cholesterol for differential fluorescent detection of human gallstones. METHODS: Cholesterol, mixed and pigment stones from cholecystectomy patients were incubated with hypericin or solvent. After 72 h, the stones were analysed for fluorescence (365 nm) and treated with 2-propanol/dimethyl sulfoxide for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis. Rats with virtual gallbladder containing human cholesterol, mixed or pigment gallstones (VGHG) received 5 mg/kg hypericin or solvent and VGHG rats with cholesterol stones were given different hypericin doses (5-15 mg/kg)...
August 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Ozgur Turk, Bartu Badak, Ersin Ates, Emine Dundar, Emine Sutken
In this study, we investigated the affect and the role of growth factors on liver damage. 110 Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 11 groups: a sham group, a control group, HGF, EGF, IGF, TGF groups of irreversible jaundiced rats and a control group and HGF, EGF, IGF, and TGF groups of reversible jaundiced rats (n = 10). In the irreversible jaundiced groups, the common bile duct was explorated, double ligated, and cut. 150 μg/kg/day HGF, 5 μg/kg/day EGF, 5 μg/kg/day IGF, and 5 μg/kg/day TGF β-1 were injected intraperitoneally after the seventh post-operative day...
2016: SpringerPlus
Liang Gui, Ye Liu, Jun Qin, Lei Zheng, Yi-Jun Huang, Yue He, Wen-Sheng Deng, Bin-Bin Qian, Meng Luo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and benefits of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) compared with open approach (OCBDE) in cirrhotic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2009 and December 2012, a total of 113 cirrhotic patients with choledocholithiasis underwent common bile duct (CBD) explorations in our department. There were two groups of patients: A:LCBDE (n = 61) and B:OCBDE (n = 52). Patients' demographic characteristics, surgical data, postoperative outcomes, and long-term results were retrospectively collected and analyzed...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Yu Tian, Shuodong Wu, Chun-Chih Chen, Yongsheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Optimization of quality of life is an important goal in the advanced surgery. Herein we share our fifteen cases to demonstrate the feasibility of scarless laparoendoscopic single-site common bile duct (CBD) exploration using conventional instruments in the management of CBD stones. METHODS: Fifteen patients (4 male) underwent transumbilical laparoendoscopic single-site cholecystectomy and CBD exploration: the patients were diagnosed with CBD stones. The endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD), endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage (ERBD) or J-type tube was introduced into the CBD preoperatively or intraoperatively...
September 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Brayden March, David Burnett, Jon Gani
Currently in Australasia, concomitant cholecystolithiasis and choledocholithiasis are usually managed with two procedures: laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and pre or postoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). This approach exposes the patient to the risk of complications from the common bile duct stone(s) while awaiting ERCP, the risks of the ERCP itself (particularly pancreatitis) and the need for a second anaesthetic. This article explores the evidence for a newer hybrid approach, single stage LC and intraoperative ERCP (SSLCE) and compares this approach with the commonly used alternatives...
July 21, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Duminda Subasinghe, Edippuli Arachchige Don Udayakumara, Upul Somathilaka, Milinda Huruggamuwa
Background. Spontaneous perforation of the extrahepatic biliary system is a rare presentation of gall stones. Very few cases of bile duct perforation have been reported in adults. It is rarely suspected or correctly diagnosed preoperatively. Case Presentation. A 66-year-old female presented at the surgical emergency with 3 days' history of severe upper abdominal pain with distension and repeated episodes of vomiting, as she had evidence of generalized peritonitis and underwent an exploratory laparotomy. A single 0...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
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