Surgical Management of Obstructive Jaundice

Original article


Farag Almeadany, Awad Hussein

Department of Surgery, Seventh of October Hospital, Benghazi, Libya

JMJ Vol. 7, No. 2 (Summer 2007):101-105


We are presenting, our experience with one hundred consecutive cases of obstructive jaundice treated at the Seventh of October Hospital in Benghazi Libya. Diagnostically, we have come to rely on the combined use of Ultrasonography, Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography. As regards surgical procedures for the management of common bile duct stones, we attempted ERCP papillotomy with stone extraction prior to choledochotomy with T- tube drainage, or transduodenal sphincteroplasty, which were resorted to in cases of failure.

Keywords: Choledochotomy, Percutaneous transhepatic, ERCP papillotomy, Cholangiography, Obstructive jaundice, Sphincteroplasty