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J Korean Surg Soc. 2011 Dec;81(6):423-6. doi: 10.4174/jkss.2011.81.6.423. Epub 2011 Nov 25.

Gallbladder pseudolithiasis caused by ceftriaxone in young adult.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, The Armed Forces Gangneung Hospital, Gangneung, Korea.

Abstract

Ceftriaxone is a commonly used antibiotic due to some of its advantages. Reversible gallbladder (GB) sludge or stone has been reported after ceftriaxone therapy. Most of these patients have no symptom, but the GB sludge or stone can sometimes cause cholecystitis. We experienced two patients who had newly developed GB stones after ceftriaxone therapy for diverticulitis and pneumonia, and this resolved spontaneously 1 month after discontinuation of the drug. Awareness of this complication could help to prevent unnecessary cholecystectomy.

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Ceftriaxone; Cholecystolithiasis; Gallstones

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PMC3243861
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