Published online Jun 25, 1996. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v2.i2.92
Revised: May 5, 1996
Accepted: May 28, 1996
Published online: June 25, 1996
AIM: To explore and enlarge the application range of laparoscopic video technology in biliary surgery.
METHODS: Since November 1992, 45 cases were treated with laparoscopic video choledocholithotomy T-tube drainage (LCTD) and 5 cases were treated with laparoscopic video choledochojejunostomy (LCJS). The indications and main technical procedures for these two technologies are discussed and presented here.
RESULTS: The LCTD procedure was successfully applied in all 45 cases. One patient with sustained biliary leakage and one patient with sustained residual choledocholith were completely cured. The LCJS procedure was also successfully applied to all 5 cases, and all the patients recovered in a short period without any complications.
CONCLUSION: The results show that LCTD and LCJS are characterized by minor trauma, less sufferings, fast postoperative recovery and good curative effect; these procedures are worth popularizing and extending their application. The laparoscopic video biliary operations that were designed and performed in this study are not only in conformity with the biliary surgical therapeutic principle, but also easy to conduct, economically beneficial, practical and convenient.