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Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • Nate Thepjatri
  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
  • Jeffrey Hannon
  • Daniel J. Deziel

In the early days of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, cholangiography was advocated as a way to avoid common duct injury by delineating the anatomy, as well as a method of detecting or excluding the presence of unsuspected common duct stones. This chapter explores whether routine cholangiography is needed in the routine case of a patient with no evidence of common duct stones, and explores alternatives, including the use of intraoperative ultrasound.

Keywords

Bile Duct Common Bile Duct Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Cystic Duct Common Bile Duct Stone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nate Thepjatri
    • 1
  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Hannon
    • 2
  • Daniel J. Deziel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of South Alabama, School of MedicineMobileUSA
  3. 3.Rush University HospitalChicagoUSA

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