September 1982

Hepatocholecystostomy Complemental to Palliative Cholecystoenterostomy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Providence Medical Center and Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland.

Arch Surg. 1982;117(9):1246-1247. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380330100026

• When palliative cholecystoenterostomy is contemplated but the cystic duct is found to be occluded, anastomosis of the hepatic duct to the gallbladder in combination with cholecystoenterostomy is a satisfactory alternative to decompression of the hepatic duct by jejunal anastomosis and may be easier to perform. Hepatocholecystostomy is also useful as a simple operative method for restoring continuity when jaundice recurs after cholecystoenterostomy done for cystic duct obstruction.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:1246-1247)