Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • Gene D. Branum
  • Theodore N. Pappas


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been documented to be a safe and effective procedure in the treatment of symptomatic gallbladder disease. Widespread satisfaction among patients and surgeons has led to its position as the current treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstones. As the popularity of laparoscopic cholecystectomy grew, it became clear that there was a learning curve associated with the procedure during which there was a higher than expected rate of complications, especially major biliary ductal complications. This was related largely to unfamiliarity with new instruments and technology and the conversion from a three-dimensional, hands-on technique to a two-dimensional, video-assisted technique.


Bile Duct Common Bile Duct Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Cystic Duct Bile Duct Injury 


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  • Gene D. Branum
  • Theodore N. Pappas

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