Retroperitoneal abscess as a late complication following laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

@article{Ko2004RetroperitonealAA,
  title={Retroperitoneal abscess as a late complication following laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={Ey{\"u}p Koç and Murat Suher and S{\"u}kran Ulusoy Oztuğut and C{\"u}neyt Ensari and Murat Karakurt and Nuraydin Ozlem},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={CS27-9}
}
BACKGROUND Gallstone spillage during laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a relatively common occurrence. These intraperitoneal gallstones are considered to be harmless. Rarely, they may give rise to complications. Surgeons should retrieve spilled stones whenever possible. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 75-year-old man with retroperitoneal abscess that developed 6 years following laparoscopic cholecystectomy as a late complication. The cavity, though it drained purulent material, was sterile… CONTINUE READING