The role of intraoperative cholangiography in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute gallstone pancreatitis: is magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography needed?

CONCLUSIONS: In patients diagnosed with acute gallstone pancreatitis, it is reasonable to proceed directly to surgery using intraoperative cholangiography on the same admission as the definitive assessment of the common bile duct. This negates the need for magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and can translate into cost savings and reduced length of stay. PMID: 31155897 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann R Coll Surg Engl Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy is safe and effective for patients with MAGP, but the indications and contraindications must be strictly controlled.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Conclusion: Patients with complicated acute pancreatitis with infected pancreatic necrosis represent a challenge in their treatment due to the serious nature of the condition and the morbidity associated with it. A therapeutic option is presented with the combined use of negative pressure therapy (ABThera™) and mesh-mediated fascial traction. With this report we propose a potential line of research to determine its role in the treatment of these patients, as well as their possible advantages and complications. PMID: 30768066 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cirugia y Cirujanos - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Cir Cir Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This review confirms that postoperative minor biliary injuries can be successful managed by endoscopic ERCP biliary decompression. KEY WORDS: Bile leak, Bile duct injury, Biliary fistula, Endoscopy, ERCP, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy. PMID: 30588923 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In this group of elderly patients, cholecystectomy after ERCP prevented the occurrence of new biliary events but resulted in a non-statistically significant difference in mortality. PMID: 30304966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 September 2018Source: The American Journal of SurgeryAuthor(s): Thomas Peponis, Nikhil Panda, Trine G. Eskesen, David G. Forcione, Dante D. Yeh, Noelle Saillant, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, David R. King, Marc A. de Moya, George C. Velmahos, Peter J. FagenholzAbstractBackgroundWe sought to examine whether preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) increases the risk of surgical site infections (SSI) after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.MethodsPatients admitted to an academic hospital from 2010 to 2016, who were older than 18 and had a laparoscopic or a laparoscopic c...
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Common bile duct (CBD) stone is a relatively frequent disorder with a prevalence of 10-20% in patients with gallstones. This is also associated with serious complications, including obstructive jaundice, acute suppurative cholangitis, and acute pancreatitis. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment is the most important for managing CBD stones. According to a recent meta-analysis, endoscopic ultrasonography and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography have high sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy for the diagnosis of CBD stones. Endoscopic ultrasonography, in particular, has been reported to have higher...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Although rare, physicians need to keep this diagnosis in mind, and be aware of the clinical and imaging findings consistent with a choledochal cyst in order to facilitate appropriate work up, referral and treatment.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions Acute pancreatitis is rare in pregnancy, occurring most commonly in the third trimester, and gallstones are the most common cause. When laparoscopic cholecystectomy is not feasible and a common bile duct stone is highly suspected on imaging, endoscopic sphincterotomy or stenting may help to prevent recurrence and postpone cholecystectomy until after delivery.
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusion IOC can be safely and routinely performed in LC. It helps to identify CBD stones, even in patients with no known risk factors, delineate bile duct anatomy and facilitate single-stage management of CBD stones.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: LC combined with intraoperative ERCP is safe and efficacious in the primary treatment of cholelithiasis complicated with common bile duct stones to avoid open surgery and double surgeries. PMID: 26897930 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hepato-Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hepatogastroenterology Source Type: research
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