Aberrant biliary ducts (Luschka's ducts) in a laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Aberrant biliary ducts represent a morphological anomaly rather than an anatomical variation of the biliary tree. These ducts are described in 20 to 50% of the patients, and their existence can sometimes explain the origin of certain cases of biliary peritonitis. We present a video of a standard laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis and the management of biliary leaks due to the section of the Luschka’s ducts. This video is recommended for digestive surgeons.

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ABERRANT   BILIARY   DUCTS   (LUSCHKA'S   DUCTS)   IN   A   LAPAROSCOPIC   CHOLECYSTECTOMY

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Aberrant biliary ducts represent a morphological anomaly rather than an anatomical variation of the biliary tree. These ducts are described in 20 to 50% of the patients, and their existence can sometimes explain the origin of certain cases of biliary peritonitis.
We present a video of a standard laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis and the management of biliary leaks due to the section of the Luschka’s ducts. This video is recommended for digestive surgeons.
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05'21''
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2008-11
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WeBSurg.com, Nov 2008;8(11).
URL: http://www.websurg.com/doi-vd01en2435.htm

ABERRANT   BILIARY   DUCTS   (LUSCHKA'S   DUCTS)   IN   A   LAPAROSCOPIC   CHOLECYSTECTOMY