2010, Number 4
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Objective: To demonstrate that the combined or “rendezvous” laparoendoscopic method is a technique that allows clearing away the bile duct in one procedure.
Setting: University Hospital, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Design: Case reports.
Presentation of cases: We present three clinical cases with diagnoses of cholecystocholedocholithiasis, two of them with acute biliary pancreatitis. We performed laparoscopic cholecystectomy with transoperative cholangiography, passing a transcystic wire-guide until its output through the ampulla of Vater, introducing through it the sphincterotome and performing an endoscopic sphincterotomy. Bile duct clearing was achieved in the three cases; no complications occurred.
Conclusion: The “rendezvous” method was successful in treating the choledocholithiasis in the three patients.
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