Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2011;30(2): 83-86.
A Case of an Abdominal Wall Abscess Associated with Spilled Gallstones: Imaging Findings and Clinical Significance.
Youn Mi Son, Hyuk Jung Kim, Cheol Hee Bak
Department of Radiology, Seoul Medical Center, Korea. hyukjungk@naver.com
  Published online: June 1, 2011.
ABSTRACT
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has been the gold standard for symptomatic gall stones for the last 20 years. The spillage of stones is reported in up to one-third of all LCs but clinical squeals caused by dropped gallstones are uncommon. We recently observed a patient with late abdominal wall abscess formation as a result of dropped gall stones after LC, who in the end, underwent open surgery because the medical therapy including antibiotics and percutaneous catheter drainage was not fully effective.
Keywords: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Spilled (dropped) gallstones; Abdominal wall abscess
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