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Ectopic retained gallstone causing an abdominal wall abscess
Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2019 May;23(2):197-9
Published online May 31, 2019;
Copyright © 2019 Korean Association of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery.

Reuban Toby D’cruz, Vishal G Shelat

Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Received November 14, 2018; Revised January 21, 2019; Accepted January 30, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
A 67-year-old lady was managed with percutaneous cholecystostomy for severe acute cholecystitis with septic shock. An interval laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy was done at 8 weeks. Her post-operative phase was complicated by intra-abdominal abscess requiring radiologically guided percutaneous drain insertion. Five days following the removal of the drain, she presented with a right abdominal wall abscess. A computerized tomography scan showed an abdominal wall ectopically-retained gallstone. The gallstone was retrieved along with drainage of abscess.
Keywords : Cholecystectomy; Percutaneous cholecystostomy; Retained gallstone


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