Postcholecystectomy Syndrome

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 […]

Intercostal neuroma pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: diagnosis and treatment.

Author information 1 Baltimore, Md. From the Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University. Abstract BACKGROUND: Chest wall or abdominal pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy is perceived as residual gastrointestinal problems. Some patients will have tenderness at the laparoscopic portal site(s), representing injury to one or more intercostal nerves. The author describes this patient population for the […]

Truth about Postcholecystectomy syndrome never disclosed to patients

Postcholecystectomy syndrome: pain and indigestion after gallbladder surgery After gallbladder surgery, some people have digestion problems and upper abdominal pain. The medical term for this condition is postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS). Gallbladder removal surgery is called cholecystectomy. By medical research, postcholecystectomy syndrome strikes 10-15 percent of people without the gallbladder. More than 700,000 cholecystectomies are performed […]

Increased risk of depressive disorder following Cholecystectomy for gallstones ( reported high as 3%)

  Ming-Chieh Tsai , Chao-Hung Chen, Hsin-Chien Lee , Herng-Ching Lin, Cha-Ze Lee  Published: June 8, 2015 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129962 Abstract Background Prior studies indicate a possible association between depression and cholecystectomy, but no study has compared the risk of post-operative depressive disorders (DD) after cholecystectomy. This retrospective follow-up study aimed to examine the relationship between cholecystectomy and the […]

Post cholecystectomy syndrome: Role of cystic duct stump and re-intervention by laparoscopic surgery

Om Tantia, Mayank Jain, […], and Bimalendu Sen Additional article information Abstract Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the most common surgery performed for symptomatic gallstones. However even after surgery, symptoms may persist in some patients. Various causes for such post-cholecystectomy syndrome have been noted. We report our experience of seven such patients with post-cholecystectomy syndrome where on […]

Diet after cholecystectomy

Curr Med Chem. 2017 May 17. doi: 10.2174/0929867324666170518100053. [Epub ahead of print] Altomare DF1, Rotelli MT1, Palasciano N1. Abstract Patients with gallstones are often affected by alimentary disorders contributing to the onset of gallstones disease. Cholecystectomy can have nutritional and metabolic consequences in the short-term (diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating) and in the long-term (increased Body Mass Index […]

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 […]

Do Post Cholecystectomy Reflux Medications Increase Risk of Esophageal and Throat Cancer?

  Image by Steven Fruitsmakk from Wikipedia Over the last 30 years, the incidence of esophageal cancer has been steadily rising in spite of increased use of reflux medications. In fact, one can almost say that there is an inverse relationship between risk of esophageal cancer and reflux medication usage. BUT, it is also a foregone conclusion that reflux […]

Postcholecystectomy Syndrome (PCS)

Postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) S.S. Jaunoo , S. Mohandas, L.M. Almond Department of General Surgery, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester, UK DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2009.10.008 Open access funded by the Author(s) Abstract The term postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) comprises a heterogeneous group of symptoms and findings in patients who have previously undergone cholecystectomy. Although rare, these patients may present with abdominal […]