Prevention of Biliary Leaks

Nathaniel J Soper

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Introduction: Since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy more than two decades ago, the incidence of bile duct injury has remained greater than that established during the era of open cholecystectomy. Discussion: This article reviews the common causes of bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and makes recommendations that should help prevent these serious injuries from occurring. Conclusions: The incidence of bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, although greater than during open cholecystectomy, can be minimized using specific operative strategies and dissection principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1005-1006
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011


  • Bile duct injury
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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