Common Bile Duct Exploration: Surgical Legacy Technique

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner


Open common bile duct exploration is still required on rare occasions when other, less invasive, methods such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography fail. This chapter details the steps necessary for safe performance of this procedure.


Common Bile Duct Hepatic Duct Residual Stone Common Bile Duct Exploration Distal Common Bile Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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