Cholecystectomy-related aberrant bile duct injuries and their endoscopic treatment

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2013 Jun;23(3):e119-23. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e3182751e6c.


Both complete transection and accidental ligation of the main bile duct because of a cholecystectomy are the injuries that are not amenable to endoscopic treatment and require an additional surgery. Leaks resulting from the severance of an aberrant bile duct may be treated endoscopically, although such injuries are difficult to be identified, thus resulting in treatment delays. Presented here are the details and follow-up results of 7 cases of patients with postcholecystectomy aberrant bile duct injuries, which were treated by endoscopic treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bile Duct Diseases / etiology
  • Bile Duct Diseases / surgery*
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde / methods*
  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic / adverse effects*
  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic / methods
  • Common Bile Duct / injuries*
  • Common Bile Duct / surgery
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Intraoperative Complications / etiology
  • Intraoperative Complications / surgery*
  • Ligation
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies