Cholecystectomy

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Cholecystectomies are one of the most common surgical procedures performed. Evidence of a cholecystectomy is 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 ref. Open procedures are often the result of conversion from a laparoscopic approach. Historically open cholecystectomies were standard, usually via a Kocher incision, leaving a characteristic scar in the patient's right subcostal region.

Overall complication rate is low, at ~3% 3

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

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Cases and figures

  • Gallbladder clips
    Case 1: cholecystectomy clips
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  • Case 2: gallbladder fossa abscess
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  • Case 3: anterior abdominal wall collection
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  • Case 4: bile leak
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  • Case 4: prominent cystic duct
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