Endoscopy 2000; 32(7): 585-588
DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-9010
Evidence-Based Endoscopy
Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

An Elderly Man with a Postcholecystectomy Bile Leak

T. Ponchon 1 , J. Baillie 2
  • 1 Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
  • 2 Dept. of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
In this series we ask one or more experts to review a case. They are provided with information on which further management is to be based, and asked to explain their rationale, using the available evidence in the literature. What was actually done in the case is then revealed.
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Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)

Moderator's Introduction

I am pleased to introduce Dr Thierry Ponchon, MD, from Lyon, France, as our guest discussant. Dr Ponchon is a world expert in hepatobiliary and pancreatic disorders.


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T. PonchonM.D. 

Hôpital Edouard Herriot

Place d'Arsonval

69437 Lyon Cedex 03


Fax: + 33-4-72110147

Email: thierry.ponchon@chu-lyon.fr

J. BaillieM.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P. 

Dept. of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology Duke University Medical Center

Box 3189, DUMC

Durham, North Carolina 27710


Fax: +1-919-684-4695

Email: baill@mc.duke.edu