choledochostomy


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choledochostomy

[‚kō·lə‚dä′kä·stə·mē]
(medicine)
The draining of the common bile duct through the abdominal wall.
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This patient required a percutaneous transhepatic choledochostomy (PTC) drain to relieve CBD obstruction and allow access for duct clearance over a 4-week period.
Distribution of Categorical Variables of Patients in Study (N = 136) Variable No casEs % Ultrasonographic Characteristics of Cysts (*) Hypoechoic 83 61.1 Heterogeneous 49 36.0 Hyperechoic 4 2.9 Location of the cyst (*) Right lobe 86 63.2 Left lobe 28 20.6 Bilateral 22 16.2 Number of cysts One 94 69.1 Two 31 22.8 Three or more 11 8.1 Biliary communications (*) None 55 40.4 One 47 34.6 Two or more 34 25.0 Surgery performed (*) Total or partial pericystectomy 118 86.8 Liver resection 18 13.2 Additional Surgical Procedures None 34 25.0 Cholecystectomy 80 58.8 Cholecystectomy and choledochostomy 20 14.7 Choledochostomy 2 1.5 (*): It refers to the main lesion in those patients who had two or more cysts Table V.
In these cases, there is uncertainty based on a different type of evidence, which endorses simple suturing of these ruptures or the need to perform a decompression choledochostomy that is either isolated or associated with the suturing (evidence type 1b and 4) (Manterola et al., 2009b; Ramia et al., 2013; Shalayiadang et al., 2014).