Laparoscopic management f common bile duct stones
The Audit reveals 2 years experience in a UK NHS Hospital with laparoscopic management of common bile duct stones.
•“Patient with CBDS undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy may be managed by laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) at the time of surgery, or undergo peri-operative ERCP. There is no evidence of a difference in efficacy, morbidity or mortality when these approaches are compared through (LCBDE) is associated with a shorter hospital stay. It is recommended that the two approaches are considered equally valid treatment options”