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Bile duct injury: what to do?

O Soubrane, MD, PhD
Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2019;19(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03en16424

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In this key lecture, Dr. Soubrane outlines the various types of bile duct injuries and demonstrates how to manage them, classifying them into bile duct injuries during or after index surgery. When injuries are detected during index surgery, surgeons either have to add stitches combined with drainage in case of minor injuries or create an anastomosis in case of complete common bile duct division. When injuries are detected after index surgery, surgeons may either solve them with endoscopic stenting in case of minor injuries or have to wait at least 2 months in case of complete common bile duct division. As an example of major liver resection for severe bile duct injuries, Dr. Soubrane also shows a case of right liver resection for severe bile duct injury with concomitant arterial interruption and massive portal vein thrombosis after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.