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HPB Surgery
Volume 10 (1997), Issue 3, Pages 163-164
Case Report

Abdominal Wall Sinus: A Late Complication of Gallstone Spillage During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Gastrointestinal Surgical Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, Australia

Received 28 November 1995

Copyright © 1997 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.


Long term complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy are uncommon. However, as experience with this procedure accumulates, sporadic reports of non-biliary complication have been published. We report a case of abdominal wall sinus formation secondary to gallbladder perforation and stone spillage occurring during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.