Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration and Choledochoduodenostomy

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3 months ago
General Surgery

Case description

Surgical video: choledochotomy and choledochoduodenostomy were commonly used technique in the early twentieth century to extract bile duct stones. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and sphincterotomy revolutionised the scenario and is currently the preferred first-line option for managing choledocholithiasis. However, in certain circumstances, where ERCP fails, choledochotomy and choledochoduodenostomy are the only available options. We present the case of an 76-year-old male with a laparoscopic cholecystectomy 2 years ago and a background of multiple previous presentations with biliary sepsis and ascending cholangitis requiring multiple endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographies that failed to remove all stones in the common  bile duct. He underwent a laparoscopic choledochotomy and choledochoduodenostomy that successfully resolved her common bile duct obstruction. Laparoscopic choledochotomy and choledochoduodenostomy reduce the length of hospital stay and help to minimise complications associated with open surgery.

tags: Choledochotomy Choledochoduodenostomy choledocholithiasis Laparoscopic ercp bile duct stones laparoscopic cholecystectomy Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration CBD exploration

Mateusz Polak

Mateusz Polak


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