Retroperitoneal abscess due to dropped gallstones after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

  • Farah Adel | farahadeladel@gmail.com Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery , Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain.
  • Jose M Ramia Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery , Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain.
  • Roberto De la Plaza Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery , Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain.
  • Jose Quilñones Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery , Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain.
  • Vladimir Arteaga Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery , Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain.
  • Jorge Garcia-Parreño Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery , Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain.

Abstract

Complications of dropped gallstones after laparoscopic cholecystectomy are infrequent but retroperitoneal abscess is extremely rare. We present a new case, discuss causes, diagnostic methods, preventive measures and therapeutical options.

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Author Biography

Jose M Ramia, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery , Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Guadalajara

Chief of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Service

Department of Surgery

Published
2012-02-23
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
laparoscopic cholecystectomy, dropped, gallstones, abscess.
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How to Cite
Adel, F., Ramia, J., De la Plaza, R., Quilñones, J., Arteaga, V., & Garcia-Parreño, J. (2012). Retroperitoneal abscess due to dropped gallstones after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Clinics and Practice, 2(1), e20. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2012.e20