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August 1994

Subhepatic Inflammatory Mass After Laparoscopic CholecystectomyA Delayed Complication of Spilled Gallstones

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine and the Laser Center, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Arch Surg. 1994;129(8):882-883. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1994.01420320108021

A case of a subhepatic inflammatory mass that developed 2 months following laparoscopic cholecystectomy is presented. All cultures and biopsy specimens were negative. The presence of infection may not be necessary for significant sequelae of stone spillage and loss to occur. Efforts to avoid stone and bile spillage are imperative.

(Arch Surg. 1994;129:882-883)