The Clinical Analysis of Bile Duct Injury during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy


The study was to improve surgical safety and reduce the incidence of bile duct injury (BDI) during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The clinical information of 31 cases with bile duct injury during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) was analyzed retrospectively. Thirty patients with bile duct injury were divided into 5 types according to Bismuth typing, including: type I 9 cases, type II 12 cases, type III 4 cases, type IV 3 cases, type V 3 cases. After median follow-up of 48 months, 30 (97%) patients are alive and 29 (94%) remain in good general condition with normal liver function. One patient died from acute obstructive suppurative cholangitis (AOSC). One patient appeared to have pain under the xiphoid that was resolved after 3 months. Recurrent strictures following repair have developed in two (6%) patients with high injuries combined with right hepatic arterial injury. Appropriate surgical indications, handling Calot triangle carefully and correctly, and conversion to open surgery at the right moment are the keys of prevention and treatment of bile duct injury during LC.

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Gao, Z. , Li, P. , Chen, F. and Tan, D. (2015) The Clinical Analysis of Bile Duct Injury during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 6, 825-830. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2015.611108.

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