Published on 31 Oct 2011 | over 5 years ago
This video is a step-by-step approach to the technique of laparoscopic cholecystectomy without per-operative cholangiogram. The patient is a 57 yr old lady with six months history of recurrent billiary colic. There is no history of jaundice, and a recent ultrasound scan confirmed multiple stones in her gall bladder and a normal sized common bile duct. Similarly, recent blood tests including liver function tests were within the normal range.
Two 5mm ports are used for the instruments and one 10mm port for the telescope. The procedure was uncomplicated, the patient had uneventful recovery and was discharged from our day surgery unit four hours later.