Rendez-vous Technique

  • Giuseppe Borzellino
  • Edoardo Saladino
  • Francesco Lombardo
  • Claudio Cordiano


The so-called Rendez-vous technique refers to a combined surgical, either laparoscopic or open, endoscopic approach to common bile duct stone treatment. The term Rendezvous (a French word meaning appointment) was adopted when the surgeon and the endoscopist met one other at the level of the duodenum, the former by the way of a trans-cystic guidewire and the latter with his lateral view endoscope for biliary procedures, as originally ideated by radiologists through percutaneous trans-hepatic access.


Bile Duct Common Bile Duct Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Cystic Duct Acute Cholecystitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Borzellino
    • 1
  • Edoardo Saladino
    • 1
  • Francesco Lombardo
    • 1
  • Claudio Cordiano
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery University Hospital O.C.M. Borgo TrentoUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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