Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: basic rules
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2017;17(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03en12536
In this key lecture, Dr. Dallemagne provides a brief overview of basic rules for a safe laparoscopic cholecystectomy. He demonstrates the incidence, different causes, and impact of biliary injuries in open, laparoscopic, and single port surgery. He describes the main criteria of dissection with the principle of critical view of safety and highlights the Tokyo and SAGES guidelines in relation to the optimal surgical timing. He mentions the recommended surgical techniques, main maneuvers of the technique with modified cholecystectomy, and when the decision to convert is made depending on complications. He also presents alternative methods for the intraoperative imaging of bile ducts, including the role of cholangiography, near-infrared and fluorescence-guided cholecystectomy.