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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:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Current as ofAugust 9, 2016
Current as of:
August 9, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
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