During surgery to remove the
gallbladder (cholecystectomy), you may have a
procedure called intraoperative cholangiogram. The doctor places a small tube
called a catheter into the cystic duct, which drains bile from the gallbladder
common bile duct. A dye that blocks X-rays is injected
into the common bile duct, and then you will have X-rays taken.
You may have intraoperative cholangiogram to:
Complications of intraoperative cholangiogram can include:
July 15, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
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