Displaced cholecystectomy clips

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler - Pietrzyk

Presentation

Right upper quadrant abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 40
Modality: X-ray

Status post cholecystectomy with surgical clips in gallbladder fossa.

Displaced surgical clip in the right abdomen laterally to ascending colon.

Modality: CT

Displaced surgical clip in the right abdomen laterally to ascending colon.

Case Discussion

Surgical clips are applied during cholecystectomy on the cystic duct and artery.

Rarely one or more clips can get displaced. This is usually 'dropped' during this laproscopic procedure. In most of the cases it does not result in complications, however intra abdominal abscess formation was reported in literature. 

 

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Case Information

rID: 52325
Case created: 2nd Apr 2017
Last edited: 5th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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