Is it necessary to ligate distal common bile duct stumps after excising choledochal cysts?

Mei Diao, Long Li, Wei Cheng

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After excision of choledochal cysts (CDC) the distal common bile duct (CBD) stumps are conventionally ligated. Yet, the distal common bile duct stump mobilization and ligation carries certain risk of pancreatic duct injury. The current study investigates the feasibility of selectively leaving distal stump unligated in CDC children with stenotic distal CBD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829 - 832
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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