The Dangers of Using Stapling Devices for Cystic Duct Closure in Laparoscopic CholecystectomyBelgaumkar, Ajay P. MRCS*; Carswell, Kirstin A. MRCS†; Chang, Avril FRACS†; Patel, Ameet G. MS, FRCS†Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques: October 2009 - Volume 19 - Issue 5 - p e194-e197 doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e3181b9b2f3 Online Articles: Case Reports Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Laparoscopic stapling devices are used widely in laparoscopic surgery, for division of vessels and creation of anastomoses. Their use in the division of a widened cystic duct at laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been reported earlier. We present 3 different complications occurring after division of the cystic duct using the EndoGIA stapling device. A review of the literature has been performed and safe alternative techniques for laparoscopic ligation of the cystic duct are proposed. *Department of Surgery, Princess Grace Hospital †Department of Surgery, King's College Hospital, London, UK Reprints: Ajay P. Belgaumkar, MRCS, Department of Surgery, 1st Floor Cheyne Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, UK, SE5 9RS (e-mail: email@example.com). Received for publication February 25, 2009 accepted July 16, 2009 © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.