Dr Yuranga Weerakkody and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Cholecystectomies are one of the most common surgical procedures performed. Evidence of a cholecystectomy are often seen on imaging procedures with surgical clips in the gallbladder fossa and radiologists should be aware of possible complications. 

Cholecystectomies are almost always performed laparoscopically. Open procedures are often the result of conversion from a laparoscopic approach. 

Overall complication rate is low, at ~3% 3

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rID: 41457
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Cholecystectomies

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    Case 1: cholecystectomy clips
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    Case 2: gallbladder fossa abscess
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