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Single-stage procedure for the treatment of cholecysto-choledocolithiasis: a surgical procedures review

Authors Bove A, Di Renzo RM, Palone G, Testa D, Malerba V, Bongarzoni G

Received 14 July 2017

Accepted for publication 10 December 2017

Published 20 February 2018 Volume 2018:14 Pages 305—312


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 5

Editor who approved publication: Professor Garry Walsh

Aldo Bove, Raffaella Maria Di Renzo, Gino Palone, Domenica Testa, Valentina Malerba, Giuseppe Bongarzoni

Department of Medicine, Dentistry and Biotechnology, University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy

Abstract: While laparoscopic cholecystectomy is generally accepted as the treatment of choice for simple gallbladder stones, in cases in which common bile duct stones are also present, clinical and diagnostic elements, along with intraoperative findings, define the optimal means of treatment. All available options must be accessible to the surgical team which must necessarily be multidisciplinary and include a surgeon, an endoscopist, and a radiologist in order to identify the best option for a truly personalized surgery. This review describes the different techniques and approaches used based on distinctive recommendations and factors, according to the specific cases treated and the results achieved.

Keywords: bile duct clearance, cholecysto-choledocolithiasis, one-stage treatment

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