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Use of fistula director to enlarge the port site opening to retrieve a stone packed bulky gall bladder during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a simple and safe technique.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Publication Date
Volume
44
Issue
3
Pages
179–180
Identifiers
PMID: 10372489
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Retrieval of the gall bladder through the port site opening is technically difficult and challenging when it is bulky either due to packed multiple calculi or a large solitary calculus. We describe in this article a simple technique that involves enlargement of the port site opening to facilitate the gall bladder removal in these difficult situations, using a scalpel and a fistula grooved director.

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