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

B Dallemagne, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2008;08(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2435

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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.