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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2021 ) > List of Articles
Saksham Gupta, Simon Whitcher
Keywords : Cholangiography, Falciform ligament, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Citation Information : Gupta S, Whitcher S. Avoiding the Falciform Ligament Sign during the Intraoperative Cholangiogram. World J Lap Surg 2021; 14 (2):136-137.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 19-08-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).
We have observed that the falciform ligament can appear prominently as a vertical lucent artifact making cholangiography difficult during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Our suspicion is that this is due to the pneumoperitoneum, and once the pneumoperitoneum is released, this artifact disappears. We have presented images displaying this phenomenon that we feel would be useful for general surgeons operating on the gallbladder.