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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 39-40
Brief Communication

Iatrogenic Gallbladder Perforation Treated by Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

S Graham, S Hermann, WT Depew, and RF Pace

Divisions of Gastroenterology and General Surgery, Queen’s University, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Received 15 April 1993; Accepted 15 July 1993

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A case of gallbladder perforation with bile peritonitis resulting from a percutaneous needle biopsy of the liver is presented. Using laparoscopic cholecystectomy as the surgical management, the patient made a rapid and smooth recovery.