Open Antegrade Cholecystectomy
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Open Antegrade Cholecystectomy

This Open Antegrade Cholecystectomy course will teach you:

  • Open antegrade removal of the gallbladder, in order to prevent future symptoms and complications of gallstones or acalculous cholecystitis

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during this Open Antegrade Cholecystectomy procedure:

  • Structure ┬ádamage during peritoneal transection
  • Hepatoduodenal ligament damage by electrocautery
  • Cystohepatic triangle identification
  • Right hepatic artery and common bile duct injury
  • Cystic duct misidentification
  • Presence of aberrant structures (Luschka)

With the following tips you might perform this Open Antegrade Cholecystectomy procedure even better:

  • Gallbladder decompression
  • Adhesion dissection
  • Overview facilitation
  • Critical view of safety exposure
  • Arterial ligation in case of infection
  • Bleeding identification

The following anatomical variations are described in this Open Antegrade Cholecystectomy course:

  • Overview of the variations of the cystic artery and cystic duct

After studying this Open Antegrade Cholecystectomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Bile leakage

You might also be interested in:
Open Retrograde Cholecystectomy
Open Antegrade Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Open Appendectomy

Step by step

Abdominal cavity approach

Abdominal cavity

Perform a mini transverse incision, transverse right incision, or the upper midline incision; see course ‘Abdominal Wall Incision’.

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