Duplicated extrahepatic bile duct identified following cholecystectomy injury.

Academic Article


  • Though variations of intrahepatic biliary anatomy are quite common, duplication of the extrahepatic biliary system is extremely rare and reported infrequently in the literature. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is one of the most common general surgery procedures performed. Unfortunately, iatrogenic bile duct injuries can contribute to significant morbidity including hospital readmissions, infectious complications and death. Anomalous extrahepatic biliary anatomy may be one of the factors, which increases the likelihood of bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We present a case of an iatrogenic bile duct injury that occurred during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, in which a duplicated extrahepatic biliary system was identified intraoperatively during the definitive operative repair.
  • Authors

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 2957595
  • Author List

  • Hoepfner L; Sweeney MK; White JA
  • Volume

  • 2016
  • Issue

  • 4