NON‐IATROGENIC TRAUMA TO THE EXTRAHEPATIC BlLlARY TRACT

M. W. Hills, A. J. Richardson*, N. Tait, S. A. Deane, J. M. Little

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Abstract

Between 1980 and 1991, 15 cases of non‐iatrogenic extrahepatic biliary tract trauma have been managed at Westmead and the Royal Canberra Hospitals. There were seven cases of gall‐bladder injury and eight bile duct injuries. Four cases resulted from penetrating trauma whereas 11 resulted from blunt trauma. Associated injuries were common. Cholecystectomy was the preferred method of management for gall‐bladder injuries whereas the bile duct injuries were managed by a variety of techniques. There were three deaths in the series, mostly related to associated injuries. Bile duct injuries were associated with longer hospitalization than gallbladder injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • extrahepatic bile ducts
  • gall‐bladder
  • trauma.

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