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J Korean Radiol Soc. 2008 Sep;59(3):191-196. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3348/jkrs.2008.59.3.191
Kim MS , Park SY , Hwang SS .
Department of Radiology, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea. sshwang7@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract

While performing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a surgeon may occasionally drop a patient's gall stones into the intraperitoneal cavity or perforate a patient's gallbladder. However, most of the time, the dropped stones are spontaneously absorbed by the body. In some instances, the dropped gallstones may cause late complications in the patient, such as abscesses, the formation of fistulae, or adhesion in the intra-abdominal or extra-abdomial region. We report two cases of recurrent abdominal wall and perihepatic abscesses caused by dropped gall stones during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy with late diagnosis.

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