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.


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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