Iatrogenic bile duct injury is a rare complication, although feared due to its morbidity and mortality. In urgent surgeries, its incidence can be doubled, so in selected cases we must assess the use of resources such as indocyanine green to minimize the risk of biliary or arterial lesions by allowing the correct identification of the structures. We present the case of a 57-year-old patient with acute cholecystitis who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Given the difficulty in differentiating structures in Calot’s triangle, the decision was made to use indocyanine green, which identifies a very short cystic duct, thus avoiding iatrogenic bile duct injury.


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