Non-operative Management Of Intra-abdominal Abscess Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Parameshwarappa, Suresh and Rodrigues, Gabriel and Prabhu, Raghunath and Manishka, Jayasundera (2010) Non-operative Management Of Intra-abdominal Abscess Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. WebmedCentral LAPAROSCOPY, 1 (10). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2046-1690

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Abstract

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the ‘gold standard’ for symptomatic gallstones. Although the overall complication rate after LC is less than the traditional open approach, intra-abdominal abscesses following LC are rarely encountered. Also, intra-operative stone spillage and dropping of the surgical clips do occur. An abscess secondary to a dropped surgical clip is an uncommon event. We present a case of an intra-abdominal abscess following LC secondary to a dropped surgical clip. An excellent response to image guided percutaneous drainage of abscess without the need for formal surgical retrieval of the clip was achieved

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Laparoscopy; Cholecystectomy; Abdominal abscess; Non-surgical treatment
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 04:50
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2013 04:50
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136540

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