Symptomatic Cholelithiasis of a Remnant Gallbladder after Open Cholecystectomy.

  title={Symptomatic Cholelithiasis of a Remnant Gallbladder after Open Cholecystectomy.},
  author={Cameron P. Upchurch and Nathan L. Haas and George J. Magnone and Jeffrey Compton},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={55 3},
BACKGROUND Recurrent abdominal pain, particularly in the right upper quadrant (RUQ) in a patient with a history of cholecystectomy, known as postcholecystectomy syndrome, requires a broad differential diagnosis. Pathology of a retained gallbladder remnant is an exceedingly rare etiology of this pain. CASE REPORT A 49-year-old woman who had previously undergone an open cholecystectomy presented to the emergency department with several hours of postprandial RUQ pain and emesis. Liver function… CONTINUE READING