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Submitted: 2012-02-06
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The course of the cystic artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

K. Torres, A. Chrościcki, A. Golonka, A. Torres, G. Staśkiewicz, R. Palczak, J.M. Ceja-Sanchez, M. Ceccaroni, A. Drop
Folia Morphol 2009;68(3):140-143.

open access

Vol 68, No 3 (2009)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2009-05-13
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Proper recognition of the particular structures that form the triangle of Calot is essential for the proper and safe performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Proper recognition, ligation, and cut of the cystic duct and cystic artery with branches (dorsal and ventral) remain an integral condition for the removal of the gallbladder. Calot’s triangle, as an orientation structure, determines the most common location of the cystic artery. The triangle of Calot is one of the most variable regions of the abdomen in terms of anatomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate how important for surgery is the detailed anatomical recognition of the main branches of the cystic artery in Calot’s triangle during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Relations of the main branches of the cystic artery were evaluated in 88 patients that underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy at the Department of General Surgery of the District Specialistic Hospital of Lublin. The anatomical relations of cystic duct and artery were classified into typical and variant types. Significantly more frequently variants of cystic artery were observed in women. However, the time of the procedure was not significantly related with the type of cystic artery.

Abstract

Proper recognition of the particular structures that form the triangle of Calot is essential for the proper and safe performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Proper recognition, ligation, and cut of the cystic duct and cystic artery with branches (dorsal and ventral) remain an integral condition for the removal of the gallbladder. Calot’s triangle, as an orientation structure, determines the most common location of the cystic artery. The triangle of Calot is one of the most variable regions of the abdomen in terms of anatomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate how important for surgery is the detailed anatomical recognition of the main branches of the cystic artery in Calot’s triangle during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Relations of the main branches of the cystic artery were evaluated in 88 patients that underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy at the Department of General Surgery of the District Specialistic Hospital of Lublin. The anatomical relations of cystic duct and artery were classified into typical and variant types. Significantly more frequently variants of cystic artery were observed in women. However, the time of the procedure was not significantly related with the type of cystic artery.
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Keywords

cholecystectomy; laparoscopy; cystic artery

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Title

The course of the cystic artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 68, No 3 (2009)

Pages

140-143

Published online

2009-05-13

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2009;68(3):140-143.

Keywords

cholecystectomy
laparoscopy
cystic artery

Authors

K. Torres
A. Chrościcki
A. Golonka
A. Torres
G. Staśkiewicz
R. Palczak
J.M. Ceja-Sanchez
M. Ceccaroni
A. Drop

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