The timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography in cholelithiasis coexisting with choledocholithiasis


Salman B., Yilmaz U., KEREM M., BEDİRLİ A., ŞARE M., ŞAKRAK Ö., ...More

JOURNAL OF HEPATO-BILIARY-PANCREATIC SURGERY, vol.16, no.6, pp.832-836, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00534-009-0169-4
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HEPATO-BILIARY-PANCREATIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.832-836
  • Keywords: Cholecystectomy, Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography, Time interval, BILE-DUCT STONES, CHOLANGIOGRAPHY, SPHINCTEROTOMY, MANAGEMENT, CRITERIA

Abstract

An accepted treatment strategy for cholelithiasis with secondary choledocholithiasis is the laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP). Although early cholecystectomy is advised, there is no consensus about the time interval between LC and ERCP. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of the time interval between ERCP and ERCP on operation outcomes.