Safety and efficacy of laparoscopic versus open surgery in management of common bile duct stones. Experience at the Sohag university hospital
BACKGROUND : Management of common bile duct (CBD) stones includes removal of the gallbladder and clearance of the ductal system which can be achieved through different approaches; endoscopic, laparoscopic or surgical. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety, efficacy, technical feasibility and surgical outcomes of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) versus open surgery in the treatment of patients with cholidocholithiasis. PATIENTS ... Read more