Dropped Gallstones during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Azam Teimuri, Masood Mami, Hadi Ghofrani, Naser Ebrahimi Daryani, Asghar Khosravi, Forough Alborzi


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is one of the most commonly performed surgeries worldwide. Stones can be spilled from the gallbladder during LC. These stones can be left in the peritoneal cavity or trapped at the trocar site. The potential late sequelae and associated morbidity are not well documented. Every effort should be made in order to avoid spillage of stones during dissection of the gallbladder through the abdominal wall. We describe one case that underwent LC and presented with dropped gallstones.


Laparoscopy; Cholecystectomy; Dropped; Gallstone

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