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.
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Small bowel perforation
- X-ray computed
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging