Article Abstract

Clinical value of intra-operative ultrasonography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Authors: Antonio Pesce, Teresa Rosanna Portale, Biagio Di Stefano, Salvatore Costa, Fernando Cammisuli

Abstract

The correct identification of biliary anatomy and bile duct injury (BDI) prevention represent important topics of debate in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), which is considered the first widely accepted “gold standard” laparoscopic approach in general surgery. The article entitled “Laparoscopic ultrasonography as an alternative to intra-operative cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy” is an interesting review analyzing the clinical value of intra-operative laparoscopic ultrasound (LUS) during cholecystectomy.