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ACG Case Rep J. 2017; 4: e111.
Published online 2017 October 11. doi:  10.14309/crj.2017.111
PMCID: PMC5636918

Restoration of Completely Transected Common Bile Duct Continuity Using Single Operator Cholangioscopy

Abstract

Common bile duct (CBD) injury, ranging from a partial tear to a complete transection, is a major surgical complication of cholecystectomy with significant morbidity and mortality. Proper management of these complex injuries depends on the type and extent of injury and time of recognition. Identifying and repairing injuries during cholecystectomy can prevent development of complications, but this only occurs in about one-third of cases. We report a novel technique to reconnect a transected CBD with assistance of single-operator cholangioscopy.


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