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.
Editor Recruited By: Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD