Endoscopie management of bile leaks after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Laurentius M. Adrianto Lesmana

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Biliary leaks were detected in eleven of 16 patients with bile duct injuries following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Leak occurred at the cystic duct in 9 patients and at the common bite duct in 2 patients. These 11 patients were treated by various endoscopic methods. Endoscopic therapy included stenting alone in S patients, stent placement and sphinglerotomy in 3 patients, and insertion of nasobiliary tube drainage in 3 patients. Permanent healing of the leakage was obtained in 100% of cases without significant complications of the procedures. Endoscopic therapy is safe and effective for post-cholecystectomy bile leaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Indonesia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1998


  • Biliary leaks
  • Endoscopic therapy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy


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