Common Bile Duct Exploration: Surgical Legacy Technique

Chapter

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Catheter Rubber Heparin Morphine Pancreatitis 

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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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