Operative Ultrasound in Biliary Surgery

  • Henri Bismuth
  • Denis Castaing


The earliest application of operative ultrasound was in the study of the extrahepatic bile ducts. Since 1965 this technique has been advocated to complement cholangiography [4, 9]. A-mode ultrasound was used initially, but is difficult to perform and interpret. The introduction of B-mode real-time ultrasound with the work of Lane and Glazer [10] and Sigel et al. [12, 13] has made possible the wide application of operative ultrasound.


Bile Duct Portal Vein Common Bile Duct Cystic Duct Hepatic Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henri Bismuth
    • 1
    • 2
  • Denis Castaing
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Unité de Chirurgie Hépato-biliaire et Département de Chirurgie ExpérimentaleHôpital Paul BrousseVillejuifFrance
  2. 2.UER médicale Kremlin BicêtreUniversité Paris-SudVillejuifFrance

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