A rarely seen biliary variation : Right posterior and right anterior hepatic ducts were opening to the cystic duct

Disibeyaz S., Oztas E., Akpinar M. Y., Kuzu U. B., Coskun O., Kayacetin E.

ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, vol.79, no.2, pp.275-276, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-276
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The anatomy of the intrahepatic bile ducts, is consistent with the segmental anatomy of the liver, according to Couinaud classification (1). However there are some variations in this system that can cause significant morbidity and mortality during cholecystectomy. Several classifications have been proposed for biliary opening anomalies. Opening of the whole right main bile ducts to the cystic duct is an extremely rare condition and classified as type-e according to the champetier classification (Table 1) (2).