Image Tag: Common Duct

Radiographic Equipment

The textbooks state that the cystic duct enters the common duct along a relatively straight line in 75% of cases. The author has noted that this occurs in only 17% of operative cholangiograms; in the majority of cases, the cystic duct enters posterior, sp

Excessive traction on the gallbladder

Excessive traction on the gallbladder infundibulum may “tent up” the common duct, increasing the likelihood that a clip will impinge on the duct and obstruct it.

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