A Cholangiogram forcep is a specialized medical instrument used in surgical procedures called cholangiograms. These procedures involve visualizing the bile ducts, which carry bile from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine.
Here are some specific uses of cholangiogram forceps:
Grasping and stabilizing the bile duct: This allows for better visualization and cannulation (insertion of the catheter) during the cholangiogram.
Manipulating the bile duct: The forceps can be used to gently move the bile duct out of the way to improve access for other instruments.
Retrieving stones or other debris: In some cases, the forceps can be used to remove small stones or debris from the bile ducts.