Although a number of plastic operations have been done for injury to the common bile duct, a careful survey of the literature reveals that direct anastomosis of this duct with the stomach for relief of scar tissue obstruction has rarely been performed.
Eliot,1 in 1918, in his review of the literature on the surgery of the hepatic and common bile ducts, cited six cases in each of which an anastomosis was made between one of these ducts and the stomach. In only three was the anastomosis made between the common duct and the stomach. These three cases were those of Dujarier, O'Day and Brunner.
Dujarier's and O'Day's cases are reported in this article. Eliot stated that Brunner merely noted a successful case of choledochogastrostomy and gave no details.
Kehr,2 in 1913, said that he had united the stomach to the hepatic duct in three cases but gave no