choledochoscopy

choledochoscopy

 [ko-led″ah-kos´kah-pe]
the direct visualization of the biliary tract with an endoscope through a T-tube or incision into the common bile duct. Small calculi can be removed from the common bile duct during this procedure.

choledochoscopy

(kŏ-led″ŏ-kos′kŏ-pē) [ choledocho- + -scopy]
Visual examination of the interior of the common bile duct.
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Choledochoscopy procedure showed a large number of flocs in the bile duct system of BCS patients.
Careful choledochoscopy was done to identify the right and left segmental ducts and ensure the absence of intrahepatic stones.
Biliary tree clearance was achieved either prior to surgery by ERCP or per-operatively by choledochoscopy.
But routine application of choledochoscopy or completion cholangiography plus the availability of ERCP for stone extraction have reduced those indications of T-tube.
In dealing with a deep seated abscess with a tortuous tract electrohydraulic lithotripsy in association with choledochoscopy is a good alternative [41].
Criteria for small stones (choledocholithiasis less than or equal to 3mm) included: multiple small gall bladder stones on ultrasound and evacuation of fine stones seen on ERCP after sphincterotomy or during intraoperative choledochoscopy.
Objective: Intraoperative flexible choledochoscopy can help in the diagnosis and treatment of various biliary tract diseases by providing direct visualization of the bile ducts.
Methodology: Choledochoscopy was performed via a vertical choledochotomy using a flexible choledochoscope during the surgical procedures on the patients, who were operated on because of hepato-biliary-pancreatic system diseases, and the choledochotomy line was closed by primary closure, t-tube application or choledochoduodenal anastomosis.
KEYWORDS: Biliary tract, Choledoch, Choledochoscopy.
1-3 After the first experience with choledochoscopy by Kawai et al.
These factors rendered choledochoscopy a valuable endoscopic procedure in the diagnosis and treatment of biliary tract diseases.