Robotic Roux-en-Y Hepaticojejunostomy in a Post-cholecystectomy Bile Duct Injury

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4 years ago
General Surgery

Case description

This video demonstrates robotic roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy in a post-cholecystectomy bile duct injury. Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy anastomosis is the treatment of choice for common hepatic duct injury type E2. It has been performed laparoscopically with the advancement of laparoscopic skill. Recently, a robotic surgical system was introduced, providing laparoscopic instruments with wrist-arm technology and 3-dimensional visualization of the operative field. We present a case of a female patient who had undergone elective cholecystectomy 2 mo ago for gall stones and had a common bile duct injury during surgery. As the stricture was old and complete it could not be tackled endoscopically. We did a robotic adhesiolysis followed by robotic Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy. No intraoperative complications or technical problems were encountered. Postoperative period was uneventful and she was discharged on the 4th postoperative day. At follow-up, she is doing well without evidence of jaundice or cholangitis. This is the first reported case of robotic hepaticojejunostomy following common bile duct injury.

tags: robotic roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy cholecystectomy bile duct injury Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy robotic surgery

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