SURGERY FOR BILIARY STRICTURESAND FISTULAS
As the incidence of laparoscopic cholecystectomies has increased, there are increased chances of biliary injuries leading to biliary strictures and fistulas. These conditions require highly specialized care for diagnosis, stabilization and optimum treatment. The chances of success of such a procedure decrease with every previous failed repair. Hence it becomes imperative that such procedures are attempted by a skilled person with adequate experience in dealing with such problems. A well performed hepaticojejunostomy in a properly selected patient may be life-saving. On the other hand, a mistreated patient of biliary injury may have disastrous consequences if proper and timely care is not instituted.