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Choledoco lit review

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L Beaugerie, C Liguory, J Fritsch, A Choury, C Buffet, J P Etienne
One hundred and sixteen patients aged from 65 to 80 years (first group including 39 previously cholecystectomized patients) and 161 patients aged over 80 years (second group, including 31 previously cholecystectomized patients) underwent endoscopic papillotomy for choledocholithiasis. We compared clinical, biochemical and morphological features of choledocolithiasis with early results of endoscopic papillotomy. Clinical symptoms were not different between the old and very old patients, cholecystectomized or not...
April 1988: Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique
N Passone-Szerzyna, B Navez, E Cambier, G Baert, C Richir, P Guiot
Biliary surgery in the elderly is associated with a high morbidity and mortality rate. The aim of this prospective study is to determine the complications or benefits of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients over 75. From December 1989 to July 1992, 60 women and 15 men, all aged over 75, underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. 32 (43%) were at high surgical risk. In one half of cases, complications were present (30 cases of acute cholecystitis and 13 cases of choledocolithiasis). 10 underwent endoscopic sphincterotomy preoperatively and 4 patients with common bile duct stones were treated by laparoscopy during the same operating time...
1995: Annales de Chirurgie
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