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Common Bile Duct Injury in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Inherent Risk of Procedure or Medical Negligence–A Case Report

TD Dogra, S Rajeshwari, MC Misra, DN Bhardwaj, R Rautji, S Lalwani

Citation Information : Dogra T, Rajeshwari S, Misra M, Bhardwaj D, Rautji R, Lalwani S. Common Bile Duct Injury in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Inherent Risk of Procedure or Medical Negligence–A Case Report. World J Lap Surg 2008; 1 (3):28-30.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1066

Published Online: 01-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).


We present a case report of common bile duct injury which occurred in a patient who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholecystitis and cholelithiasis. The patient died within 96 hours of the surgery. The case was investigated by the police as the relations of the victim alleged death due to negligence on the part of treating doctors. The clinical details, autopsy findings, report of histopathological examination and medicolegal aspects are discussed along with relevant literature.

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