Spontaneous extrusion of gallstones after percutaneous drainage

Hariharan, D. and Lobo, Dileep N. (2017) Spontaneous extrusion of gallstones after percutaneous drainage. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 99 (3). e1-e2. ISSN 1478-7083

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There have been reports of late discharge of gallstones through operative wounds after spillage into the peritoneal cavity during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and after the development of spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistulae. However, spontaneous discharge of gallstones from the tract of a percutaneous cholecystostomy or percutaneous drainage of a perforated gall bladder has not, to the best of our knowledge, been reported previously. We report a case in which a patient who had a percutaneous drain inserted for a perforated gall bladder discharged 34 gallstones from the tract after removal of the 7-F pigtail catheter.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/970343
Keywords: Gallstones; Gallbladder perforation; Percutaneous drainage; Spontaneous extrusion; CT
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1308/rcsann.2017.0015
Depositing User: Brueton, Kim
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 09:22
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:58
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/51213

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