A RARE COMPLICATION OF ACUTE COLECISTITIS

Marius Coțofană1, M.B. Şerban 1,2, D. Ion 1,2,  Adriana Elena Nica 2,3, Florentina Muşat2,  Ioana Coţofană4, D.N. Păduraru1,2


1“III’rd Department of General Surgery, University Emergency Hospital Bucharest, Romania
2“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest 
3Department of Anaesthesiology, University Emergency Hospital Bucharest, Romania
4“C.I. Parhon” National Institute of Endocrinology

Corresponding author: Dan Nicolae Păduraru
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Abstract

Laparoscopic procedures are often preferred to open surgery due to their many advantages, they may sometimes cause rare complications like intraabdominal, pelvic, and abdominal wall abscesses. We report a case of a 45-year-old woman who presented on multiple occasions to the hospital with symptoms suggesting an infection involving the epigastric area. Following an exploratory procedure it was concluded that unretrieved gallstones from a previous laparoscopic cholecystectomy caused an abdominal wall abscess. This case shows that when establishing a diagnosis, the physician should consider that laparoscopic procedures can cause rare complications even after a long period of time.

 

Keywordslaparoscopic cholecystectomy, abdominal wall abscess, gallstones

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