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Original Article

Nonbiliary Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Single-center Experience

Rachhpal Singh

Keywords : Complications, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Nonbiliary injuries

Citation Information : Singh R. Nonbiliary Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Single-center Experience. World J Lap Surg 2019; 12 (2):49-52.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1367

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: Bile duct injury is an important complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Nonbiliary injuries after laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be fatal and source of considerable morbidity. In this study we intend to highlight the importance of nonbiliary complications sustained during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and their outcome. Materials and methods: The study is analysis of patients managed in our unit with post-laparoscopic cholecystectomy nonbiliary complications from June 2010 to December 2018. Inclusion criteria—nonbiliary complications. Exclusion criteria—cases of bile duct injury, cases of surgical site infection, trocar-site hernia. Results: A total of nine patients with nonbiliary complications were managed. Mean age of the patients was 51.1 years (range 38–65). There were five males and four females. Nonbiliary injuries were categorized into access-related and procedure-related complications. Three cases (two colonics, one inferior vena cava) were access related. Six cases (five duodenal, one ileal) were procedure related. Conclusion: Nonbiliary injuries are of significant severity. Adequate attention in creating pneumoperitoneum and meticulous dissection helps in preventing complication. Timely detection and early therapeutic intervention can help reduce morbidity and mortality.

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