A Safe Stepwise Approach to the Critical View of Safety During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Contributors: Eric Zimmerman and Pierre F Saldinger

After the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy bile duct injury rates have increased (3 per 1,000 cholecystectomies). Bile duct injuries after cholecystectomies are unfortunate events that can lead to significant morbidity, high cost and impair in quality of life. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate a safe stepwise approach to the critical view of safety described by Strasberg during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17797/ce9i07jf03

Editor Recruited By: Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD

Excision of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst (Sistrunk Procedure)

This video demonstrates an excision of a thyroglossal duct cyst with special focus on 1) using the thyrohyoid membrane as a landmark and 2) dissection of the posterior hyoid space, which is the space between the thyrohyoid membrane and the posterior surface of the hyoid bone.

Contributors: John Maddalozzo MD, FAAP, FACS; Monica Herron, MPAS, PA-C; Sarah Maurrasse, MD; Jesse Arseneau (editor)

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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