Introduction and importance: Bile duct stones are a widespread condition that can pose a significant risk to life due to the occurrence of complications. In recent years, there has been a growing inclination toward the use of one-stage minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of this condition. However, it is important to note that in developing countries, such as Indonesia, where the National Healthcare Insurance System is established, the implementation of these procedures is still relatively uncommon due to limitations in healthcare facilities. Case presentation: This study presents a case series involving 13 patients who underwent a consecutive initial attempt of one-stage Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with subsequent Intraoperative Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (LC-ERCP) for the extraction of bile duct stones. These patients were among the 124 individuals treated for bile duct stones at our hospital for one year (June 2022 to May 2023). All the participants in this study were covered by the National Health Insurance. Clinical discussion: Among the 124 patients diagnosed with bile duct stones, thirteen (10.5 %) were subjected to an initial attempt of one-stage LC-ERCP procedure, which had a success rate of 76.4 %. However, three of them experienced difficulties during the cannulation of bile duct, leading to the failure of this approach. The patients included in the study had a mean age of 46.5 years, with average serum levels of total bilirubin and direct bilirubin measuring 2.1 and 1.4 mg/dL, respectively. The average duration of successful and unsuccessful procedures was 121.5 min and 183.3 min, respectively. The average length of postoperative hospital stay was 3.5 days, and no instances of mortality or complications were recorded during the study. Conclusion: One-stage LC-ERCP procedure offered a promising treatment option for bile duct stones in Indonesia, particularly for patients registered under the National Healthcare Insurance System. This approach could serve as a viable alternative for facilities that lack proficiency in LC-CBDE skills. Furthermore, the ability to perform ERCP in a supine position is crucial in achieving a high success rate. The results of this study showed the need for advancements in Indonesian public healthcare facilities to meet the growing demand for improved treatment modalities.
- Bile duct stones
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreataography
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Supine ERCP