The outcome of unretrieved gallstones in the peritoneal cavity during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

@article{Memon1999TheOO,
  title={The outcome of unretrieved gallstones in the peritoneal cavity during laparoscopic cholecystectomy},
  author={Muhammed Ashraf Memon and Ramzi K. Deeik and Terry R. Maffi and Jr. R. J. Fitzgibbons},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={1999},
  volume={13},
  pages={848-857}
}
Background: Gallbladder perforation during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) with spillage of bile and gallstones occurs in a substantial number of patients (up to 40%). Most surgeons believe that free intraperitoneal stones are not a justification for conversion to laparotomy even if a large number of stones are left in situ. There are, however, a number of reports demonstrating that, on occasion, these unretrieved gallstones may cause infection or abscess, inflammation, fibrosis, adhesions… CONTINUE READING
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