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February 1991

Cholecystectomy and Hepatic Artery Injuries

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of California, San Diego.

Arch Surg. 1991;126(2):137-138. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1991.01410260021002

• This study included 71 cadavers used for anatomical dissection that had undergone cholecystectomies. Of these five, 7% had some type of hepatic artery injury. The subjects all had survived at least 1 year after cholecystectomy and had normal livers. The mechanisms of this injury, its pathophysiology, and its prevention are discussed.

(Arch Surg. 1991;126:137-138)