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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy remains one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and across the world. Although the laparoscopic approach is considered safe, complications are still prevalent and occur in 6-8% of patients. Despite its relative infrequency, the most serious major complication is bile duct injury, which is a major source of morbidity and increased mortality. Bile duct injury can convert a potentially outpatient procedure into one requiring further operativedoi:10.21037/ales.2020.02.06 fatcat:vq6ffiqo4jfm3aswwr4wmdjuau