During choledochojejunostomy, a new connection between the common bile duct and the jejunum (middle of the small intestine) is created in order to assist bile drainage.
Also Known As:
- Bile duct surgery
- Jejunum surgery
Conditions Treated with Choledochojejunostomy:
Choledochojejunostomy is utilized to treat conditions such as bile duct inflammation, jaundice, bile duct stones and bile duct stricture.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to choledochojejunostomy.
Anesthesia with Choledochojejunostomy:
Choledochojejunostomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Choledochojejunostomy:
Possible risks following choledochojejunostomy include infection, bleeding, bile leak and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.