A Rare Complication Of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm

Shetty, Prashanth and Selvaraju, Karthikeyan and Singh, S (2010) A Rare Complication Of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm. WebmedCentral, 1 (12).

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the treatment of choice for symptomatic cholelithiasis. Despite its many advantages when compared to open procedure, there is an increase in the incidence of 0.3%-1.0% [1, 2] of biliary and vascular injuries. Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare but serious complication associated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy and bile duct injury. Most reported arterial complications are due to direct injury or diathermy shortening on surgical clips[3]. Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm (HAP) associated with bile leak, biloma and infection are rarely reported. Here we present a rare but life threatening complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, their possible causes and the methods of preventing this complication.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2012 04:38
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2012 04:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77185

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