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Repair of common bile duct injuries

Keith D Lillemoe, MD, FACS
Section Editor
Stanley W Ashley, MD
Deputy Editor
Wenliang Chen, MD, PhD


Common bile duct injuries represent a serious and challenging surgical complication. These complex injuries are most often a consequence of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) [1]. Proper management requires a skilled and experienced hepatobiliary surgical team.

This topic will focus on the surgical repair of common bile duct injuries. Details of LC techniques and endoscopic management of complications from LC are discussed elsewhere.

(See "Laparoscopic cholecystectomy".)

(See "Complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy".)

(See "Endoscopic management of complications from laparoscopic cholecystectomy".)


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