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HPB Surgery
Volume 7 (1993), Issue 1, Pages 67-68
Case Report

Lost Stone During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Retrieval Using a Condom

1Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
2Alice Ho Mui-Ling Nethersole Hospital, Hong Kong, China
3Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China

Received 11 March 1992; Accepted 15 March 1992

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of gall stone disease. In this technique, the gall bladder is dissected free under laparoscopic vision and then extracted. We report an interesting complication that occurred during extraction of a gall bladder containing a large stone and a novel method of overcoming the problem.