cystic duct


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cystic duct

[′sis·tik ′dəkt]
(anatomy)
The duct of the gallbladder.
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Endo diathermy was used for haemostasis and liga clips were used for cystic duct and cystic artery occlusion.
This famous triangle was described by Calot in 1891 as bounded by cystic duct, common hepatic duct/bile duct, and cystic artery in its original description.
Thus a small cystic duct can get completely hidden and traction on the GB can lead to the bile duct looking like the cystic duct.
By the seventh week, vacuolation occurs, and the gallbladder and cystic duct develop a lumen.
While a majority of cases are caused by mechanical obstruction of the cystic duct by a calculous, a much smaller percentage are of the acalculous variety, typically 10% to 15% of all cases.
In addition, anatomical variations of the cystic duct (CD), a rare but possible setting, can lead to BDI due to misjudgment by a surgeon.
Calots triangle is an important landmark for identifying the cystic duct and cystic artery during cholecystectomy so that damage to extrahepatic biliary tree can be avoided.
The gall bladder bed was thoroughly irrigated and cleaned taking extreme care not to dislodge the clips that were placed on the cystic artery and cystic duct.
For this study, SLC was defined if cystic duct was not ligated and partial removal of GB was done.
The condition is defined as rotation of the gallbladder on its mesentery along the axis of the cystic duct and cystic artery.
While cystic duct leaks or minor injuries with duct continuity can usually be treated successfully with endoscopic stenting without recourse to operation, major injuries with duct division or excision are potentially life-threatening and often require complex reconstructive biliary surgery.