Operative cholangiography performed during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Operative cholangiography is an important adjunct to laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a recently developed surgical procedure in which cholecystectomy is performed through four abdominal ports under sustained pneumoperitoneum and the direct vision of a video laparoscope. Operative cholangiogram can effectively identify incidental choledocholithiasis or anatomic variation in the biliary system that may significantly influence the surgical approach or postoperative management of the patient. Unique features portrayed on operative cholangiogram in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy include unusual displays of pneumoperitoneum, subcutaneous emphysema, visualization of the unresected gallbladder, and overlying surgical hardware that must remain in the operating field during film exposure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Balachandran, S; Nealon, WH; Goodman, P

Published Date

  • October 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 325 - 330

PubMed ID

  • 8257625

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-2171

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0887-2171(05)80051-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States