Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 148, Issue 1, pp 187–188 | Cite as

Biliary tract and liver trauma in a six year old boy

  • R. J. Fitzgerald
  • S. T. McCollum
Brief Report


A case of liver and biliary tract trauma in a 6 year old child is presented. The findings at operation included a complete avulsion of the cystic duct with a severed common bile duct. Only minimal evidence of trauma was noticed in the lesser omentum and there was no bile leak. It is stressed that careful inspection of the bile ducts is necessary if there is any suggestion of injury in their vicinity at laparotomy for trauma.


Bile Duct Common Bile Duct Cystic Duct Bile Leak Bile Duct Injury 


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© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Fitzgerald
    • 1
  • S. T. McCollum
    • 1
  1. 1.Our Lady's Hospital for Sick ChildrenDublin

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