Preoperative Imaging in Patients Undergoing Cholecystectomy

  • Sofiane El Djouzi


Cholecystectomy is one of the most commonly performed operations worldwide. Gallstone pathology with its different variants remains the most common underlying etiology leading to such surgery. With a continuous commitment to lessening the perioperative complications from laparoscopic cholecystectomy, experts have committed to the improvement of the perioperative care from every aspect. The accuracy of preoperative diagnosis has proven to play a vital role, hence, the role of imaging studies in delineating the underlying anatomy and the severity of the biliary pathology. Imaging modalities have evolved over the past years, and such technology has played a vital role in the precision of the preoperative diagnosis. Knowing in advance what would be encountered during the surgery would prepare surgeons to conduct a safer operation. Furthermore, knowing in advance about anatomical variation could prove to be of critical importance for surgery and consequently for patient safety.


Acute cholecystitis Gallstones Cholecystectomy Ultrasound CT scan MRCP HIDA scan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sofiane El Djouzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of GI/Minimally Invasive SurgeryLoyola University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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