© 2012 Asociación Mexicana de Gastroenterología The “rendez-vous” maneuver is a technical option, to have in mind, for the bile ducts access. This technique assures a “guided” canulation of the bile duct during the laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). We analyzed three clinical cases of patients with cholecysto-choledocolithiasis, in whose were planned Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) and LC during the same surgical intervention. The “rendez-vous” maneuver was employed as a technical option to access the bile duct, after an initial (failed) endoscopic attempt of cannulation. An intraoperative cholangiography was performed and a guide wire was inserted through the cystic duct, allowing the endoscopic capture and the guided cannulation of the bile duct. The therapeutic objective was achieved in all patients. There was not associated morbid-mortality and all patients were satisfied with the surgical outcome. In these series of cases, the “rendez-vous” maneuver was a viable, safe and useful technical option to access the bile ducts. Futhermore, the cholecysto-choledocolithiasis was treated during the same surgical intervention. A postoperative bile duct exploration becomes unnecessary.
Pereira-Graterol, F., Venales-Barrios, Y., Bousquet-Suárez, J., Cáceres-Cauro, A., Romero-Bravo, C., Moreno-Rodríguez, J., & Rodríguez-Perero, L. (2012). The “rendez-vous” maneuver as a technical option to access the bile ducts: Case series report. Revista de Gastroenterologia de Mexico, 77(4), 224–228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rgmx.2012.04.011