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By Giovanni Gambino M.D. Ph.D.
Donna Marie L Alvino, Zhi Ven Fong, Colin J McCarthy, George Velmahos, Keith D Lillemoe, Peter R Mueller, Peter J Fagenholz
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous cholecystostomy tube (PCT) placement is considered a safe alternative to cholecystectomy for the treatment of acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC), but data regarding long-term outcomes following PCT are limited. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our institutional experience of patients undergoing PCT for ACC between 1997 and 2015. Recurrent biliary events were defined as cholecystitis, cholangitis, or gallstone pancreatitis. RESULTS: PCT was placed for 288 patients with ACC...
May 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Susumu Tazuma, Michiaki Unno, Yoshinori Igarashi, Kazuo Inui, Kazuhisa Uchiyama, Masahiro Kai, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Hiroyuki Maguchi, Toshiyuki Mori, Koji Yamaguchi, Shomei Ryozawa, Yuji Nimura, Naotaka Fujita, Keiichi Kubota, Junichi Shoda, Masami Tabata, Tetsuya Mine, Kentaro Sugano, Mamoru Watanabe, Tooru Shimosegawa
Cholelithiasis is one of the commonest diseases in gastroenterology. Remarkable improvements in therapeutic modalities for cholelithiasis and its complications are evident. The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology has revised the evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for cholelithiasis. Forty-three clinical questions, for four categories-epidemiology and pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis and complications-were selected, and a literature search was performed for the clinical questions with use of the MEDLINE, Cochrane, and Igaku Chuo Zasshi databases for the period between 1983 and June 2012...
March 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
Earl Williams, Ian Beckingham, Ghassan El Sayed, Kurinchi Gurusamy, Richard Sturgess, George Webster, Tudor Young
Common bile duct stones (CBDS) are estimated to be present in 10-20% of individuals with symptomatic gallstones. They can result in a number of health problems, including pain, jaundice, infection and acute pancreatitis. A variety of imaging modalities can be employed to identify the condition, while management of confirmed cases of CBDS may involve endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, surgery and radiological methods of stone extraction. Clinicians are therefore confronted with a number of potentially valid options to diagnose and treat individuals with suspected CBDS...
May 2017: Gut
Jinfeng Zang, Yin Yuan, Chi Zhang, Junye Gao
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the standard treatment for gallbladder diseases. Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) can reduce biliary complications of LC; however, with the emergence of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), IOC nowadays is faced with unprecedented challenge. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether preoperative MRCP can safely replace IOC during elective LC in terms of retained common bile duct (CBD) stones and bile duct injury (BDI)...
July 13, 2016: BMC Surgery
P R de Reuver, A H van Dijk, S Z Wennmacker, M P Lamberts, D Boerma, B L den Oudsten, M G W Dijkgraaf, S C Donkervoort, J A Roukema, G P Westert, J P H Drenth, C J H van Laarhoven, M A Boermeester
BACKGROUND: Five to 22 % of the adult Western population has gallstones. Among them, 13 to 22 % become symptomatic during their lifetime. Cholecystectomy is the preferred treatment for symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. Remarkably, cholecystectomy provides symptom relief in only 60-70 % of patients. The objective of this trial is to compare the effectiveness of usual (operative) care with a restrictive strategy using a standardized work-up with stepwise selection for cholecystectomy in patients with gallstones and abdominal complaints...
July 13, 2016: BMC Surgery
Muhamed Hamid Majid, Babak Meshkat, Haseeb Kohar, Sherif El Masry
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disease different types of retrieval devices have been used to extract the gallbladder from the peritoneal cavity. These devises infer additional costs and may lead to associated risks and complications. We aimed to evaluate the safety of gallbladder retrieval without the use of a retrieval device. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted across two teaching hospitals in the Republic of Ireland from July 2010-2013...
September 19, 2016: BMC Surgery
Jose E Escobar-Dominguez, Christian Hernandez-Murcia, Anthony M Gonzalez
New technologies have been developed to make laparoscopic cholecystectomy less invasive through single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), however this approach has its own limitations. Single incision robotic surgery (SIRC) is designed to overcome them. The concerns that limit adoption of this technology are attributed increases in costs, prolonged learning curves and surgical times. Here, we provide a literature review as well as our own experience with SIRC, with the intent to clarify these important concerns...
September 2015: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Sanjiv P Haribhakti, Jitendra H Mistry
There are more than 50 different techniques of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) available in literature mainly due to modifications by surgeons in aim to improve postoperative outcome and cosmesis. These modifications include reduction in port size and/or number than what is used in standard LC. There is no uniform nomenclature to describe these different techniques so that it is not possible to compare the outcomes of different techniques. We brief the advantages and disadvantages of each of these techniques and suggest the situation where particular technique would be useful...
April 2015: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
B Törnqvist, C Strömberg, O Akre, L Enochsson, M Nilsson
BACKGROUND: Whether intraoperative cholangiography can prevent iatrogenic bile duct injury during cholecystectomy remains controversial. METHODS: Data from the national Swedish Registry for Gallstone Surgery, GallRiks (May 2005 to December 2010), were analysed for evidence of iatrogenic bile duct injury during cholecystectomy. Patient- and procedure-related risk factors for bile duct injury with a focus on the rate of intended intraoperative cholangiography were analysed using multivariable logistic regression...
July 2015: British Journal of Surgery
Asgaut Viste, Dag Jensen, Jon Helge Angelsen, Dag Hoem
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical course and possible benefit of a percutaneous cholecystostomy in patients with acute cholecystitis. METHODS: Retrospective study of 104 patients with severe cholecystitis or cholecystitis not responding to antibiotic therapy treated with percutaneous drainage of the gall bladder (PC) during the period 2007 - 2013. Primary outcome was relief of cholecystitis, complications following the procedure and need for later cholecystectomy...
March 8, 2015: BMC Surgery
Peter C Ambe, Sebastian A Weber, Dirk Wassenberg
BACKGROUND: The male gender is considered a risk factor for complications in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The reasons for this gender associated risk are not clearly understood. The extent of gallbladder inflammation has been shown to influence surgical outcome. The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not gallbladder inflammation is more severe in male patients presenting with acute cholecystitis. METHODS: A retrospective gender dependent comparison of the data of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in a primary care facility within a five-year period was performed...
April 24, 2015: BMC Surgery
Eun Young Kim, Soo Ho Lee, Jun Suh Lee, Tae Ho Hong
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) is a treatment modality for choledocholithiasis. The advantages of this technique are that it is less invasive than conventional open surgery and it permits single-stage management; however, other technical difficulties limit its use. The aim of this article is to introduce our novel technique for LCBDE, which may overcome some of the limitations of conventional LCBDE. Since December 2013, ten patients have undergone LCBDE using a V-shaped choledochotomy (V-CBD)...
May 12, 2015: BMC Surgery
Janindu Goonawardena, Ronny Gunnarsson, Alan de Costa
BACKGROUND: We aim to develop a risk stratification tool to preoperatively predict conversion (CONV) from a laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy. METHODS: Multiple risk factors were analyzed with multivariate logistic regression and presented as probability nomograms. RESULTS: Of 732 patients, 47 (6.4%) required CONV. Among 40 preoperative risk factors evaluated, 5 variables were found to have significant association with CONV: 2 clinical variables, previous upper abdominal surgery (odds ratio [OR] 95...
September 2015: American Journal of Surgery
Shu-Hung Chuang, Wen-Jui Yang, Chih-Ming Chang, Chih-Sheng Lin, Meng-Ching Yeh
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) has been shown to be safe for uncomplicated gallbladder diseases. Routinely applying SILC is debatable. METHODS: Two hundred SILCs were performed with single-incision multiple-port longitudinal-array and self-camera techniques. RESULTS: Eighty-eight (44%) procedures were scheduled for complicated diseases. The routine group had a higher comorbidity rate, a lower preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography rate, a higher intraoperative cholangiography rate, a higher proportion of complicated gallbladder diseases, shorter operative time, more intraoperative blood loss, and lower postoperative pethidine dose than the selective group (the first 73 patients)...
August 2015: American Journal of Surgery
Soo Young Lee, Je-ho Jang, Duck-Woo Kim, Jangho Park, Heung-Kwon Oh, Myong Hoon Ihn, Ho-Seong Han, Jae Hwan Oh, Sang Jae Park, Sung-Bum Kang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The feasibility of incidental cholecystectomy during colorectal cancer (CRC) surgery has not been determined as yet. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of incidental cholecystectomy during CRC surgery. METHODS: The clinicopathologic data of patients who underwent CRC surgery between January 2004 and May 2011 were assessed. Patients with asymptomatic cholelithiasis were divided into groups that did and did not undergo incidental cholecystectomy...
2015: Digestive Surgery
Asgaut Viste, Dag Jensen, Jon Helge Angelsen, Dag Hoem
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical course and possible benefit of a percutaneous cholecystostomy in patients with acute cholecystitis. METHODS: Retrospective study of 104 patients with severe cholecystitis or cholecystitis not responding to antibiotic therapy treated with percutaneous drainage of the gall bladder (PC) during the period 2007 - 2013. Primary outcome was relief of cholecystitis, complications following the procedure and need for later cholecystectomy...
December 2015: BMC Surgery
Natthawut Phothong, Thawatchai Akaraviputh, Vitoon Chinswangwatanakul, Atthaphorn Trakarnsanga
BACKGROUND: Situs inversus is a rare and silent autosomal recessive disorder occurring in 1:5,000 to 1:20,000 individuals. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a standard treatment for gallbladder disease in the general population, is very challenging in patients with situs inversus, especially for right-handed surgeons. We herein report a case involving our modified laparoscopic cholecystectomy technique for right-handed surgeons in a Thai patient with situs inversus who developed a symptomatic gallstone...
December 2015: BMC Surgery
Syed Nabeel Zafar, Augustine Obirieze, Babawande Adesibikan, Edward E Cornwell, Terrence M Fullum, Daniel D Tran
IMPORTANCE: There is growing evidence in support of performing early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute cholecystitis. However, the definition of early LC varies from 0 through 10 days depending on the research protocol. The optimum time to perform early LC is still unclear. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether outcomes after early LC for acute cholecystitis vary depending on time from presentation to surgery and to determine the optimum time to perform LC for acute cholecystitis...
February 2015: JAMA Surgery
Mohamed Elshaer, Gianpiero Gravante, Katie Thomas, Roberto Sorge, Salem Al-Hamali, Hamdi Ebdewi
IMPORTANCE: Subtotal cholecystectomy (SC) is a procedure that removes portions of the gallbladder when structures of the Calot triangle cannot be safely identified in "difficult gallbladders." OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate current studies and present an evidence-based assessment of the outcomes for the techniques available for SC. DATA SOURCES: A literature search of the PubMed/MEDLINE (1954 to November 2013) and EMBASE (1974 to November 2013) databases was conducted...
February 2015: JAMA Surgery
J Kirkegård, T Horn, S D Christensen, L P Larsen, A R Knudsen, F V Mortensen
AIMS: Acute acalculous cholecystitis can be treated with percutaneous cholecystostomy in critically ill patients unfit for surgery. However, the evidence on the outcome is sparse. We conducted a retrospective analysis of acute acalculous cholecystitis patients treated with percutaneous cholecystostomy during a 10-year study period. METHODS: An observational study of 56 consecutive patients treated with percutaneous cholecystostomy for acute acalculous cholecystitis was conducted in the period from 1 June 2002 to 31 May 2012...
December 2015: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
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