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REVIEW ARTICLE

The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Mirizzi's Syndrome: A Review of Literature

William Wachira Kibe

Citation Information : Kibe WW. The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Mirizzi's Syndrome: A Review of Literature. World J Lap Surg 2011; 4 (3):174-176.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1139

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Minimal access surgery is increasingly becoming the preferred approach to general surgical treatment. Operative experience in the last two decades has established its efficacy and indeed safety in many trials at different centers all over the world.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has therefore become the gold standard of care for patients requiring removal of the gallbladder over this period. In 1992, a National Institute of Health (NIH) consensus development conference concluded that ‘laparoscopic cholecystectomy provides a safe and effective treatment for most patients with symptomatic gallstones, laparoscopic cholecystectomy appears to have become the procedure of choice for many of these patients’.

The objective of this study was to review the literature on the use of laparoscopy in the management of Mirizzi's syndrome so as determine its role if any in current and future practice.


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