Postcholecystectomy - Removal Problems

Myths about gall bladder disease By Dr Ronald Hoffman

August 18, 2017 | By Dr. Ronald Hoffman allstone disease is one of the most common and costly of all digestive diseases. It is estimated that 10-20% of all US adults have gallstones. Each year, around 500,000 people develop symptoms or complications necessitating cholecystectomy, and approximately 10,000 people die annually from complications of gallstones. Let’s clear up […]

Postcholecystectomy Abdominal Bile Collections (initially missed in 77% of patients)

Crystine M. Lee, MD; Lygia Stewart, MD; Lawrence W. Way, MD Author Affiliations Article Information Arch Surg. 2000;135(5):538-544. doi:10.1001/archsurg.135.5.538 Abstract Hypothesis  The clinical syndromes caused by bile collections in the abdomen span a wide spectrum and their natural history and risks are not fully appreciated. Design  Analysis of 179 patients with bile fistulas after cholecystectomy, of which 154 patients had undrained […]

Colon injury during gallbladder surgery

FEBRUARY 8, 2010 Gallbladder surgery complications are not uncommon unfortunately and although none of the editors of InsideSurgery participated in his care, we have noted reports that Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha has died from complications following removal of his gallbladder.   The Associated Press is reporting tonight that Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Brady of Philadelphia has stated that […]

Bile duct injury repair – a testimony and opinion

Elizabeth Eugenia LaBozetta May 3, 2015 There is a ONE-MONTH window of opportunity to correctly repair a bile duct injury. Untreated, it leads inexorably to liver failure and death–but that can take a long while. Offering a proper and ethical response to this particular injury is VERY expensive. To do so would break the bank […]

Common Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and the Use of Intraoperative Cholangiography Adverse Outcome or Preventable Error

David R. Flum, MD; Thomas Koepsell, MD; Patrick Heagerty, PhD; et alMika Sinanan, MD; E. Patchen Dellinger, MD Author Affiliations Article Information Arch Surg. 2001;136(11):1287-1292. doi:10.1001/archsurg.136.11.1287 Abstract Background  Common bile duct (CBD) injury is a serious complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Predictors of this adverse outcome have not been well documented. Hypothesis  Surgeon experience and the use of intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) are associated […]

Cystic Duct Remnant Syndrome

J Clin Imaging Sci. 2011; 1: 2. Published online 2011 Jan 1. doi:  10.4103/2156-7514.73500 PMCID: PMC3169892Cystic Duct Remnant Syndrome Eranga Perera, Shweta Bhatt,1 and Vikram S. Dogra1 Author information ? Article notes ? Copyright and License information ? Down Load http://lifewithnogallbladder.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Cystic-Duct-Remnant-Syndrome.pdf Abstract Post-cholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) is a common manifestation in patients with cholecystectomy. The patients exhibit a heterogeneous group of symptoms, such as upper abdominal pain, […]

Cystic duct remnant calculi after cholecystectomy

Summary Unrecognized lithiasis of the cystic duct (CDL) may be responsible for post cholecystectomy. This retrospective study looked at the incidence of CDL during cholecystectomy, as well as the context of its occurrence; recommendations for a practical surgical approach are offered. Patients and methods Over a period of 30 months, 143 consecutive cholecystectomies (103 women, […]

Post-cholecystectomy amputation neuroma mimicking common bile duct carcinoma

Cholecystectomy is the most frequently performedoperation in abdominal surgery (6). The main goal ofboth laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy is removalof the gall bladder with minimal risk of injury to sur-rounding structures (6). Complications of laparoscopiccholecystectomy are infrequent, but include bleeding,infection, pneumonia, blood clots, or heart problems.Neuroma of the biliary tree is very rare complicationoccuring most […]

Does Gall Bladder Surgery Raise Colon Cancer Risk?

Does gall bladder surgery raise your risk of colon cancer? The association between cholecystectomy and an increase in colon cancer was found in some large retrospective studies over the years. However, a review of studies published in 2015 may put most fears to rest. Systematic Review Finds No Association Between Cholecystectomy and Risk of GI Cancers This […]