Display Settings:


Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
South Med J. 2009 Jul;102(7):725-7. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181abddc5.

Subphrenic abscess secondary to Actinomycosis meyeri and Klebsiella ozaenae following laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Author information

  • 1Department of Surgery, Universities of New England and Newcastle, Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. apzbar@yahoo.com


A case is reported of a subphrenic abscess 12 months post-laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a 72-year-old male with identification of Actinomyces meyeri and the oropharyngeal commensal Klebsiella ozaenae. The first organism is exceptionally rare following laparoscopic cholecystectomy and is presumed to be a result of inadvertent gallstone spillage. The second organism has not previously been reported in a subphrenic abscess. The etiopathogenesis and management of this condition are presented.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Southern Medical Association
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk