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J Surg Case Rep. 2016 Sep 21;2016(9). pii: rjw163. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjw163.

Laparoscopic removal of a gallbladder remnant in a patient with severe biliary pancreatitis.

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Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago socawich@hotmail.com.
2
Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago.

Abstract

Many surgeons opt to perform subtotal cholecystectomy to limit duct injuries in difficult cases. In these cases, however, there is a risk for the gallbladder remnant to become diseased. In these cases, a completion cholecystectomy is necessary.Although technically challenging, the laparoscopic approach to completion cholecystectomy is feasible and safe, when performed by surgeons with advanced laparoscopic experience.

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