Bile leak risk after laparoscopic cholecystectomyBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6922.199a (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:199
- V R Kale
- Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Selly Oak Hospital Birmingham B29 6JD.
EDITOR, - I was interested in the account of laparoscopic cholecystectomy by R C G Russell.1 Complications of retained intraperitoneal calculi and biliary leak seem to be more common after laparoscopic than open cholecystectomy.2,3
A 40 year old woman who suffered from biliary colic in July 1992 was found to have a gall bladder full of stones. She was admitted for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in September 1993. At operation …