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Revista chilena de cirugía

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HEPP K, JUAN  e  BENAVIDES C, CARLOS. An enquiry about liver, biliary and pancreatic surgery in Chile. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2010, vol.62, n.2, pp.138-143. ISSN 0718-4026.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262010000200008.

Background: Chile has a high incidence of cholelithiasis and associated complications, that usually require surgical treatment. Aim: Lo carry out an enquiry about biliary diseases and their surgical treatment in public and prívate surgical services in Chile. Material and Methods: An enquiry about liver and biliary diseases and their treatment was designed and sent by electronic mail to 35 surgical services. Results: Lhe enquiry was answeredby 17 services. A total of 9.505 cholecystectomies were reported. Between21 and 98% of the procedures were laparoscopic. Iatrogenic lesions of the biliary tree were reported in 0.3% of the procedures. Choledocolithiasis was found associated to cholelithiasis in 0 to 21% of procedures. However, the use of intraoperative cholangiography was incidental. Lhe incidence of gallbladder cáncer in cholecystectomies for cholelithiasis fluctuated between 0.2 and 8.9%. Liver metastases derived from colorectal cancer were the most common liver tumor operated. Hydatidosis was more common in southern Chile. Pancreatic excision was almost exclusively performed in Metropolitan Santiago. Conclusions: This information will allow the establishment of information and collaboration channels among the surgical services throughout Chile.

Palavras-chave : Enquiry; biliary surgery; pancreatic surgery; cholecystectomy.

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