Sub Diaphragmatic Abscess Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: an Uncommon Event
Department of General Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shantanu Vyas
Department of General Surgery
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 02, 2014; Accepted Date: June 21, 2014; Published Date: June 24, 2014
Citation: Vyas S (2014) Sub Diaphragmatic Abscess Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: an Uncommon Event. J Anesth Clin Res 5:413. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000413
Copyright: © 2014 Vyas S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the current era of minimally invasive surgery, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy has become the gold standard for the surgical management of symptomatic gallstones. However, with the increase in the number of laparoscopic operations performed, there has also been a noticeable increase in the number of complications specific to these procedures. Known complications of laparoscopic Cholecystectomy include bowel and vascular injury, injury of the bile duct and complications of retained stones, in less than 5% procedures performed. Spillage of bile and stones in the abdominal cavity has been reported in 15%-40% of procedures performed, but these are believed to be innocuous. We report a patient who suffered a thoraco abdominal complication in form of right sub diaphragmatic abscess, may be due to bile spillage, three weeks after initial operation.