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Encyclopedia > Cystic duct

The cystic duct is the short (usually around a centimetre or so) duct that joins the gall bladder to the common bile duct. It usually lies next to the cystic artery.


During a cholecystectomy, the cystic duct is clipped two or three times and a cut is made between the clips, freeing the gallbladder to be taken out.


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Choledochocele Of The Cystic Duct (830 words)
Ultrasound of abdomen (fig 1) showed a cystic dilatation beside the gall bladder and the common hepatic duct, but was unable to precisely define the exact abnormality.
Choledochal cyst is defined as a cystic dilatation of the common bile duct.
This is the first case of cystic duct choledochocele confirmed with Helical CT Scan using oral contrast material and it demonstrates that invasive ERCP may not be necessary for accurate visualisation of these abnormalities.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - tutorial (2) (234 words)
Once the field is exposed, the infundibulum is grasped with the lateral most grasper and pulled laterally, further exposing the cystic artery and cystic duct.
Once the junction between the cystic duct and gallbladder neck has been identified, the cystic duct is dissected circumferentially near the junction.
A view demonstrating an empty space between the liver and gallbladder neck, with the intervening cystic duct in between, sometimes called the critical view, is desirable for reasons of safety.
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