Laparoscopic aided cholecystostomy as a treatment of inspissated bile syndrome.
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We report a case of a newborn girl with inspissated bile syndrome (IBS) that did not respond to treatment with oral ursodeoxycholic acid (Ursofalk). A solution was found using laparoscopic aided cholecystostomy with an indwelling catheter for local Ursofalk flushing in the gallbladder and the choledochus. This is the first report of a laparoscopic aided management of IBS without cholecystectomy or exploration of the bile ducts. This minimal invasive approach showed a clear advantage for the patient. There were no complications. The method is recommended in the treatment of IBS.
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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK
|Tidskrift||Journal of Pediatric Surgery|
|Status||Published - 2008|
|Peer review utförd||Ja|