What is the triangle of calot


The Calot triangle or Trigonum cystohepaticum is an anatomical orientation mark in the area of ​​the liver. It is named after the French doctor Jean-François Calot.

It is formed or limited by:

The orientation mark is sought during a cholecystectomy to ligate the cystic duct and the cystic artery, which in the Calot triangle normally divides into two branches, the ramus profundus et superficialis. This division can be very varied, which is why careful preparation is necessary.

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Berchthold: surgery. Ed .: Bruch, Trentz. 6th edition. Elsevier, Urban & Fischer, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-437-44481-4.


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