Advertisement

Introduction to Biliary Manual

  • Dimitrios StefanidisEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is one of the most common operations performed worldwide. Bile duct injury (BDI) with its devastating consequences for patients is the most feared LC complication, and its incidence has not decreased over time despite accumulating experience. To address this issue, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES) formed the Safe Cholecystectomy Task Force that aims to promote a universal culture of safety in LC to reduce BDI. This biliary manual provides its readers with an excellent resource for essential knowledge relevant to the care of patients with gallbladder disease. It addresses in-depth LC safe practices all general surgeons should be familiar with.

Keywords

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy Bile duct injury Manual Safe practices 

References

  1. 1.
    Soper NJ, Stockmann PT, Dunnegan DL, Ashley SW. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: the new gold standard. Arch Surg. 1992;127(8):917–23.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Pucher PH, Brunt LM, Davies N, the SAGES Safe Cholecystectomy Task Force, et al. Outcome trends and safety measures after 30 years of laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a systematic review and pooled data analysis. Surg Endosc. 2018;32(5):2175–83.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    The Southern Surgeons Club. A prospective analysis of 1518 laparoscopic cholecystectomies. N Engl J Med. 1991;324(16):1073–8.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Törnqvist B, Strömberg C, Persson G, Nilsson M. Effect of intended intraoperative cholangiography and early detection of bile duct injury on survival after cholecystectomy: population based cohort study. BMJ. 2012;345:e6457.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Zong ZV, Pitt HA, Strasberg SM, et al. Diminished survival in patients with bile leaks and ductal injuries: management strategy influences survival. J Am Coll Surg. 2018;226(4):568–576.e1.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Kern K. Malpractice litigation involving laparoscopic cholecystectomy: cost, causes, consequences. Arch Surg. 1997;132:392–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    MacLean TR. Monetary lessons form litigation involving laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Am Surg. 2005;7:606–12.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    The SAGES Safe Cholecystectomy Program. https://www.sages.org/safe-cholecystectomy-program/. 2015.
  9. 9.
    Jones DB, Stefanidis D, Korndorffer JR Jr, Dimick JB, Jacob BP, Schultz L, Scott DJ. SAGES University MASTERS program: a structured curriculum for deliberate, lifelong learning. Surg Endosc. 2017;31(8):3061–71.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryIndiana University Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA

Personalised recommendations