Ligated common hepatic duct during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Case contributed by Bouhouche abdeldjalil


Obstructive jaundice five days following laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

There is a well-defined horizontal abrupt arrest of the biliary tree at the level of the biliary confluence causing moderate dilatation of the upstream intra-hepatic biliary ducts.

A linear material is seen at the same level in keeping with a surgical clip.

Case Discussion

History of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Clinical presentation and MRI findings are reflective of a Strasberg type E (Bismuth-Corlette type 4) bile duct injury/ligation.

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