Abscess formation as a late complication of dropped gallstones

C. Maldjian, A. Stancato-Pasik, R. S. Shapiro

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We describe a case of abscess formation 1.5 years postoperatively in a patient with dropped gallstones from laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The entity was initially recognized on computed tomography (CT) and the diagnosis was confirmed with ultrasound. Although this is a rare complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, it should be recognized as a potential source of abscess formation even in a patient presenting months after the procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-218
Number of pages2
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Abscess
  • Dropped gallstones
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


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