Gallstone empyema complicating laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Raven DeVincenzo, Linda B. Haramati, Ellen L. Wolf, Philip J. Klapper

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Abstract

Empyema may rarely present as a delayed complication after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Patients with this complication invariably have associated dropped gallstones in the peritoneal cavity. The gallstones may erode through the diaphragm or migrate through preexisting defects in the diaphragm. The latter are seen in over 50% of the elderly population and may predispose them to this rare complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-176
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Empyema
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Gallstones
Diaphragm
Peritoneal Cavity
Population

Keywords

  • Cholelithoptysis
  • Empyema
  • Gallstones
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Gallstone empyema complicating laparoscopic cholecystectomy. / DeVincenzo, Raven; Haramati, Linda B.; Wolf, Ellen L.; Klapper, Philip J.

In: Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2001, p. 174-176.

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DeVincenzo, Raven ; Haramati, Linda B. ; Wolf, Ellen L. ; Klapper, Philip J. / Gallstone empyema complicating laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In: Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 2001 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 174-176.
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