Bile leak risk after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6922.199a (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:199
  1. V R Kale
  1. 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 …

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