Intracorporeal ligation of the cystic duct during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


During laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the cystic duct (CD) is ligated in one of two ways: by clipping or by creating a knot outside the abdominal cavity and then introducing it into the cavity. A new technique allows safe ligation of the CD intracorporeally before its division by tying the knot at the site with absorbable tie material. To build the knot, a… (More)


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