Concept: When to Perform Other Operations on the Common Bile Duct (CBD)

  • Jameson L. Chassin


When stones are found in the bile ducts long after the first CBD operation has been done, the T-tube tract is healed and Burhenne’s method of retrieval cannot be applied. The options then available to the surgeon are: endoscopic radiographic cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)-papillotomy, transabdominal choledocholithotomy, biliary-intestinal bypass, or sphincteroplasty. The pros and cons of these procedures are discussed below.


Common Bile Duct Recurrent Pancreatitis Biliary Dyskinesia Common Duct Stone Common Bile Duct Diam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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  1. 1.New York University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Booth Memorial Medical CenterFlushingUSA
  3. 3.University Hospital, New York University Medical CenterUSA
  4. 4.New York Veterans Administration HospitalUSA
  5. 5.Bellevue HospitalUSA

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