Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3.2 (August 2017)

Page No.: 4308-4312

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.319


Sirisha. V 1, Udaya Kumar. P 2, Naveen Kumar. B 2, Naveen Kumar. B 2, Kalpana. T 2.

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, India.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, India.

Corresponding author: Dr. Udaya Kumar P, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Mamata Medical College, Rotary Nagar, Khammam. Telangana – 507002, India. Mobile No: 0913300191 E-Mail: udaymmc7@gmail.com


Introduction: Cystic duct connects neck of the gallbladder with the common hepatic duct. It conveys bile from the gallbladder to the common hepatic duct. Gallbladder and cystic duct are developed from cystic bud which has been derived from the hepatic diverticulum. Variations in the cystic duct are not uncommon. The success of surgical procedures on gallbladder and hepatic apparatus depends on the knowledge of the normal anatomy and their variations.

Materials and Methods: The present study was done on 52 adult cadaveric specimens in the Department of Anatomy, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana state.

Observations: During the study, different variations regarding cystic duct were found in 27 [51.92%] specimens. Variations like double cystic duct, absent cystic duct, accessory ducts and variations in the termination of cystic duct into the common hepatic duct [right side, anterior, left side] were observed.

Conclusion: The knowledge of variations in cystic duct anatomy is necessary for surgeons while conducting surgeries like cholecystectomy. During cholecystectomy, there is a possibility of complications in cases where variations are overlooked.

KEY WORDS: Cystic duct, Common hepatic duct, Cystic bud, Cholecystectomy.


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Cite this article: Sirisha. V, Udaya Kumar. P, Naveen Kumar. B, Naveen Kumar. B, Kalpana. T. A STUDY ON THE VARIATIONS IN CYSTIC DUCT: CLINICAL AND EMBRYOLOGICAL EVALUATION. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(3.2):4308-4312. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.319