Gretel B Puzon, MD, Michael Dennis I dela Paz, MD, Rafael Alexis Resurreccion, MD, Carlos Ejercito, MD. Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has replaced open cholecystectomy as the standard of care for benign diseases of the gallbladder. Through the years, the contraindications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy have narrowed down, subsequently increasing the exposure of the laparoscopic surgeon to difficult cholecystectomy cases. This correlates to the increase in the number of biliary injuries. The study offers a new technique to avoid such complications using the gauze as a marker for the dissection at the most important area – the triangle of Calot. The use of gauze greatly aided in the development of the Critical View of Safety, an important step in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 79246
Program Number: P093
Presentation Session: Poster (Non CME)
Presentation Type: Poster