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Torres CJR, Torres LE, Rebollar GR
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy “rendezvous” as a treatment for cholecystocholedocholithiasis. A series of cases
Cir Gen 2017; 39 (1)

Language: Español
References: 16
Page: 26-32
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The prevalence of lithiasic cholecystitis in Mexico is estimated on 20% of the population; of them, up to 18% may present lithiasis in the bile duct. Objective: To report a series of cases with cholecistocholedocholithiasis resolved by a laparoendoscopic procedure. Material and methods: Retrospective data collection of the clinical records of patients treated with the laparoendoscopic rendezvous technique in a private hospital in Mexico City from January 2012 to January 2014. Results: The procedure was performed in a total of 22 patients; the mean time of accomplishment was 99.7 minutes; the success rate was 100%, with no complications present. Discussion: This study proposes a highly effective laparoendoscopic treatment for choledocholithiasis, which is carried out in a single surgical procedure, with a lower risk of complications and a more controlled technique. Conclusions: Endoscopic-laparoscopic or rendezvous treatment for the resolution of choledocholithiasis during the same surgical procedure is easier, has less technical difficulty, and is easily reproducible.

Key words: Choledocholithiasis, rendezvous, laparoendoscopic, common bile duct stones, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, laparoendoscopic rendezvous, laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


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