Tag Archives: cholecystectomy

Closing the book on open cholecystectomy in cirrhosis

Here is my highlight from the December edition of the journal HPB which is out now. Offer most surgeons the opportunity to take out the gall bladder in a patient with cirrhosis and they will run a mile. The perceived wisdom … Continue reading

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My take on Mirrizzi syndrome

Pablo Luis Mirrizzi was a much loved surgeon and medical educator from Cordoba in Argentina. He described obstruction of the common hepatic duct arising from compression by a gall stone in the cystic duct.  He introduced the operative cholangiogram as … Continue reading

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