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.
  Published online: June 1, 2011.
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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