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Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration

Posted On: 07-21-2015
Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration

What is Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration?

Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration involves the removal of stones that have blocked the bile duct. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted through small incisions.

Also Known As:

·         Bile duct surgery

·         Laparoscopic surgery

·         Laparoscopic CBD exploration

Conditions Treated with Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration:

Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration may be performed in cases of jaundice, pancreatitis, gallbladder inflammation and bile duct inflammation.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration:

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a non-surgical alternative to laparoscopic common bile duct exploration. Common bile duct exploration is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration:

Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration:                         

Possible risks following laparoscopic common bile duct exploration include infection, bleeding, bile leak and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Prognosis after Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration:

The prognosis for a positive end result following laparoscopic common bile duct exploration is good.

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