Basic laparoscopy: Cholecystectomy 08.10 Gallbladder removal Quiz

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Basic laparoscopy: Cholecystectomy 08.10 Gallbladder removal Quiz

1 How do you start the dissection of the gallbladder?


Elevate Hartmann's pouch.


Pull the fundus down.


Rotate the patient.


Grasp the clip on the gallbladder end of the cystic duct.


2 How do you free the gallbladder from the liver bed?


Methodically coagulate/cut tight strands of tissue.


Dissect out vessels running from the gallbladder bed.


Increase the upward pull on the fundus.


Elevate the liver.


3 On the diagram, click on the line you would choose to dissect the gallbladder.


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4 If the gall bladder leaks on dissection, should you:


Close the defect in the gallbladder with the forceps and continue dissecting.


Aspirate the gallbladder through the perforation.


Apply an Endoloop.


Ignore the leakage.


5 If there is a bile leak from the gallbladder bed, would you:


Convert to an open operation.


Expect that it will close spontaneously.


Identify and coagulate the minor biliary vessel.


Apply local pressure.


6 If the gallbladder jams in the epigastric port, would you:


Aspirate the gallbladder through the epigastric port.


Widen the epigastric port.


Remove the stones from the gallbladder through the epigastric port.


Pull harder on the gallbladder.


7 When would you consider closing the fascia after removing a port?


When the opening was wider than 10mm.


For all ports.


In a fat patient.


If there was a leak from the gallbladder.


8 At what stage should you insert a suction drain?


After removing the gallbladder from the patient.


After examining the gallbladder bed.


After removing the subcostal port.


After cutting the cystic duct.



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