American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

V40N8: Biliary Tract & Pancreas, Part I

Recommended Reading

Dellinger EP, Forsmark CE, Layer P, et al. Determinant-based classification of acute pancreatitis severity: an international multidisciplinary consultation. Ann Surg. 2012;256(6):875-880.

Dellinger and coauthors describe a scoring system for predicting pancreatitis severity and the need for intervention for pancreatic necrosis.

Duncan CB, Riall TS. Evidence-based current surgical practice: calculous gallbladder disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012;16(11):2011-2025. Free full text

The authors provide a valuable overview of the surgical management of gallstone disease.

Halabi WJ, Kang CY, Ketana N, et al. Surgery for gallstone ileus: a nationwide comparison of trends and outcomes. Ann Surg. 2014;259(2):329-335.

This article provides useful data supporting the use of enterotomy and stone removal as the preferred treatment for the typical patient with gallstone ileus.

McKinley SK, Brunt LM, Schwaitzberg SD. Prevention of bile duct injury: the case for incorporating educational theories of expertise. Surg Endosc. 2014 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]

McKinley and coauthors provide useful educational concepts that can be incorporated into training for surgeons to become expert in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Adhikari D, et al. PREOP–gallstones: a prognostic nomogram for the management of symptomatic cholelithiasis in older patients. Ann Surg. 2014 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print]

The authors developed a nomogram for predicting symptomatic gallstone disease in older patients.

Pitt HA, Sherman S, Johnson MS, et al. Improved outcomes of bile duct injuries in the 21st century. Ann Surg. 2013; 258(3):490-499.

This article describes the experience of a single, multidisciplinary team in treating post-cholecystectomy bile leak and bile duct injury.

Strasberg SM. Biliary injury in laparoscopic surgery: part 1. Processes used in determination of standard of care in misidentification injuries. J Am Coll Surg. 2005;201(4):598-603.

Strasberg provides valuable information to guide surgeons seeking to maximize patient safety and minimize risk of malpractice litigation.

Strasberg SM. Biliary injury in laparoscopic surgery: part 2. Changing the culture of cholecystectomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2005;201(4):604-611.

This classic article provides useful advice for increasing the safety of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Worhunsky DJ, Qadan M, Dua MM, et al. Laparoscopic transgastric necrosectomy for the management of pancreatic necrosis. J Am Coll Surg. 2014; 219(4):735-743.

This article describes a laparoscopic, transgastric approach for the management of pancreatic necrosis and pancreatic abscess.

Wu BU, Banks PA. Clinical management of patients with acute pancreatitis. Gastroenterology. 2013;144(6):1272-1281.

This is a useful review article describing the management of patients with acute pancreatitis.