Open Common Bile Duct Exploration
Open common bile duct exploration is a useful method of treating choledocholithiasis. Indications include lack of endoscopic access to the ampulla, large calculi, and concurrent procedure in patient undergoing laparotomy. This chapter describes the principles and methods for performing an open common bile duct exploration.
KeywordsCholedocholithiasis Common bile duct exploration T-tube Choledochoscopy Hepatobiliary surgery Obstructive jaundice