Objectives: Bile duct injuries and fistulas due to bile leakage are observed at certain rates in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In complicated cases, in patients with cholelithiasis cystic duct edema, the cystic canal may be enlarged to the extent that it cannot be closed with a clip in a standard operation. In this study we evaluated the eficiency of stapler closure of cystic canal.
Methods: In this retrospective study the cases who had laparoscopic cholecystectomy and cystic canal was closed with stapler between August 2016 and December 2018 were reviewed. Patients' hospital stay and complications were noted.
Results: Thirty-three patients who were electively operated and cystic canal closure was performed with vascular staples because of a wide cystic canal during the operation were included in this study. Low bile drainage was observed in only one case and this patient had spontaneous regression with conservative follow-up. Mean duration of hospital stay was 3.7 days. Patients were followed up from 2 months to 28 months postoperatively.
Conclusions: Endo-vasculer stapler can be used safely during laparoscopic cholecystectomy with a history of stones in the main bile duct. In this group of patients, it is advisable to make preparations in this direction before the operation.
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: June 12, 2019
|EndNote||%0 The European Research Journal Safe use of vascular stapling devices during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in cases with enlarged cystic canal %A Yurdakul Deniz Fırat , Mehmet Fatih Erol %T Safe use of vascular stapling devices during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in cases with enlarged cystic canal %D 2020 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 6 %N 5 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.576891 %U 10.18621/eurj.576891|