Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2014 Apr;19(2):90-93.

Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis without Cholangitis As a Complication of Endoscopic Snare Papillectomy for Ampullary Adenoma

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, Korea. gastro@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

Endoscopic snare papillectomy (ESP) for ampulla of Vater tumor (AVT) has been performed successfully instead of surgical ampullectomy (SA) because ESP is a less invasive procedure than SA. Hemorrhage, perforation and pancreatitis are relatively common complications of ESP and other rare complications such as cholangitis, liver abscess has been reported. Recently we encountered a case of acute acalculous cholecystitis after ESP for AVT, which was treated successfully with percutaneous cholecystostomy with intravenous antibiotics. We therefore report this case with a brief review of the literature.

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Ampulla of Vater tumor; Endoscopic papillectomy; Acute acalculous cholecystitis
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