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Transcystic videolaparoscopy for choledocholithiasis with holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18389755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Randomised prospective studies have shown that single-stage management of cholecysto-choledocholithiasis yields results equal or superior to sequential treatment, with a lower incidence of complications primarily associated with choledochotomy. We report the first case of transcystic Holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy using a flexible ureteroscope. The method was found to be a valuable aid in reducing the percentage of choledochotomies when calculi are too large to be retrieved from the common bile duct with normal graspers.
Stefania Muzio; Paola Cassini; Valter Martino; Marco Cossu; Francesco Porpiglia; Cesare Scoffone; Roberto Mario Scarpa; Paolo Mello Teggia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chirurgia italiana     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0009-4773     ISO Abbreviation:  Chir Ital     Publication Date:    2008 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-07     Completed Date:  2008-05-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151753     Medline TA:  Chir Ital     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
SCDO Chirurgia Generale, Azienda Ospedaliera San Luigi di Orbassano, Orbassano, Torino.
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MeSH Terms
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
Choledocholithiasis / complications,  surgery,  therapy*
Cholelithiasis / complications,  surgery
Equipment Design
Lasers, Solid-State / therapeutic use*
Lithotripsy, Laser*
Patient Care Team
Ureteroscopy / methods*
Video-Assisted Surgery*

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