Journal Article

Dropped Gallstone as a Nidus of Intra-abdominal Abscess Complicated by Empyema

Dustin J. Roberts and Helen M. Chun

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 41, issue 6, pages e64-e66
Published in print September 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/432892
Dropped Gallstone as a Nidus of Intra-abdominal Abscess Complicated by Empyema

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We describe a patient who developed an intra-abdominal abscess and empyema from a dropped gallstone at the time of laparoscopic cholecystectomy 1.5 years ago. As minimally invasive surgeries become conventional, clinicians should be aware of this increasingly common complication.

Journal Article.  1178 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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