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MICO OBAMA, Benjamín et al. Characterization of patients with surgical iatrogenic injuries of the biliary apparatus. MEDISAN [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.12, pp.1507-1518. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive study of 35 surgically treated patients by means of conventional and laparoscopic techniques who presented iatrogenic injuries of the biliary system, was carried out in the General Surgery Service of "Saturnino Lora Torres" Teaching Clinical Surgical Provincial Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, in a 8 year period (2007-2014), with the aim of characterizing them according to some variables of interest and of determining the associated mortality. Among the predominant results there were the female sex and the ages from 35 to 54 years, the produced lesions of the elective videolaparoscopic cholecystectomy for vesicular lithiasis, the clinical forms of presentation the intraabdominal abscess with peritonitis signs and jaundice, diagnosis confirmed by means of the echography. Also, injuries A and C, according to the classification of Strasberg, were those most reiterated and the most common restorative technical procedure was drainage and washing of the abdominal cavity; 88.6% of the patients were discharged alive and 4 female patients died (11.4%) whose cause of death was the septic shock. It could be concluded that the moment of diagnosis for these lesions took place late, and that in spite of the complexity of the surgical repair, there was low mortality

Keywords : iatrogenic surgical injures; iatrogeny; surgery of biliary system; conventional surgery; laparoscopic surgery; morbidity; mortality.

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