STEP 6Removal of gallbladder

Once cholangiography is completed, the ureteric catheter is removed and the cystic duct is clamped. The gallbladder is then removed from the liver bed using hook diathermy. This is done through a combination of elevating the peritoneum, burning with the hook and pushing so that the gallbladder is removed toward the fundus and finally separated from the liver at the fundus. There is very little place for fundus-first laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

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