Safety of conservative management of bile leakage after hepatectomy with biliary reconstruction

Alessandro Ferrero, Nadia Russolillo, Luca Viganò, Enrico Sgotto, Roberto Lo Tesoriere, Marco Amisano, Lorenzo Capussotti

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Abstract

The risks associated with the conservative management of bile leakage after hepatectomy and associated cholangiojejunostomy are not well defined. The aim of this study was to evaluate incidence and severity of complications associated with bile leakages after liver resection with biliary reconstruction. Clinical data from 1,034 consecutive patients who underwent liver resection were prospectively collected and reviewed. Bile leakage occurred in 25 out of 119 patients (21.0%) who underwent hepatectomy with biliary reconstruction (group 1) and in 42 out of 915 patients (4.6%) without biliary anastomosis (group 2; p∈

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2204-2211
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Abdominal bleeding
  • Bile leakage
  • Cholangiojejunostomy
  • Hepatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery

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