Trocar site abscess due to spilled gallstones: An unusual late complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Z. Dreznik*, N. J. Soper

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We describe a ease of a 31-year-old woman who had an unusual complication after undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A subcutaneous abscess developed at the site of a 5-mm subcostal accessory port several months postoperatively. When drained, the abscess contained small gallstones that had spilled into the peritoneal cavity upon extraction of the gallbladder during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-224
Number of pages2
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

Keywords

  • Peritoneal gallstones
  • Subcutaneous abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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