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Comment & Response
December 25, 2013

Intraoperative Cholangiography During Cholecystectomy

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy, Los Angeles
  • 2University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, Los Angeles
JAMA. 2013;310(24):2673-2674. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.282642

To the Editor Dr Sheffield and colleagues1 reported an instrumental variable analysis of the association between cholecystectomy with vs without intraoperative cholangiography and the risk of common duct injury among elderly Texans. Sheffield et al1 concluded intraoperative cholangiography “is not effective as a preventive strategy against common duct injury during cholecystectomy.”