Visualizing biliary tracts with isosulphan blue to prevent injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a preliminary cadaveric study


Ozkan O. V. , Yagmurkaya O., Sahin M. F. , Gurler A. S. , Kucuker H.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, vol.37, no.10, pp.1233-1237, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-015-1502-z
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1233-1237

Abstract

Bile duct injury (BDI) as a complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy may result in biliary cirrhosis with a high morbidity-mortality rate. Recurrent invasive procedures may be required for the optimum management. The most frequent causative factor in BDI is anatomical misidentification, particularly by inexperienced surgeons. Direct coloration of the cystic duct, bile duct, and gallbladder may decrease biliary tract injury.