Abscess drain migration into the colon following laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Daniel K. Derrick, Noah Fanous, Anne Wells, Jorge Lopera

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Percutaneous abscess drainage is a procedure commonly performed by interventional radiologists to provide source control on infections using CT or ultrasound guidance. The interventionalist has many different sizes and shapes of catheters to treat abscesses of varying size and location, but the general approach to each abscess is similar; provide a percutaneous route for purulence, bacteria, necrotic tissue, and other debris to escape the body. While generally considered a low-risk procedure, adverse events can occur due to operator error or other means. We present a unique case of an abscess drain placed into a right upper quadrant abscess that formed following laparoscopic cholecystectomy that perforated and entered the colon. Astute physicians, both in the emergency department and the radiology reading room, were able to rapidly rule out more common post-operative complications and make the correct diagnosis, likely preventing dangerous sequelae from developing in this patient.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)137-139
Número de páginas3
PublicaciónJournal of Interventional Medicine
EstadoAccepted/In press - 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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