Perforation of the small bowel as a complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy: CT findings

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Abstract

Despite the widespread use of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, technical complications unique to the laparoscopic approach may lead to significant postoperative morbidity and mortality. We report a rare case of small bowel perforation due to trocar injury that led to extensive pneumoperitoneum and pneumomediastinum in a patient who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Small bowel injuries should be suspected when a large or an increasing amount of free air is detected following this procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-206
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

Keywords

  • Complications
  • Gallbladder
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Pneumomediastinum
  • Pneumoperitoneum
  • Small bowel perforation
  • Tomography
  • X-ray computed
  • diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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