Lady Surgeon wrote:I am not sure about a totally open cystic duct stump--whether this will close with common bile duct stenting.
Lady Surgeon wrote:I can
almost always find the cystic duct even in the most difficult cases, by
starting at the top of the gallbladder and working downward strictly on the
gallbladder, until I have the gallbladder hanging free on its pedicle of
cystic duct and cystic artery. Obviously, there is a lot less blood loss if
you can first control the cystic artery, but this is not always possible
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