Non-operative management of a common bile duct injury sustained during cholecystectomy in a morbidly obese patient. (Non-operative repair of CBD injury).

Journal Article

A 29 year old morbidly obese patient suffered injury to his common bile duct during cholecystectomy. Subsequent access to the biliary tree was obtained by using a long heavy gauge needle after first opacifying the system with contrast injection through a nasobiliary tube. It is now twenty six months after initial percutaneous biliary drainage placement and eighteen months after removal of all biliary access. The patient is asymptomatic and has normal liver function tests. This technique can be useful in morbidly obese patients who are at increased risk from surgical repair of biliary duct injuries.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ashdown, BC; Suhocki, PV; Jowell, PS; Meyers, WC

Published Date

  • 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 101 - 105

PubMed ID

  • 7880767

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-8569

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States