The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially without permission from the journal. Upper abdominal clips within the gallbladder fossa related to previous cholecystectomy. Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder.Cholecystectomy is a common treatment of symptomatic gallstones and other gallbladder conditions. Some error has occurred while processing your request. By continuing to use this website you are giving consent to cookies being used. A three-arm robot was used with one camera arm and two instrument arms. CT obtained at his first AP episode showed 6 endoclips at the cystic duct stump and 1 endoclip within the distal end of the common bile duct (Figure 1). World J Gastroenterol. We herein present two cases of migration of metal clips into the duodenum in patients who developed upper quadrant discomfort and a poor appetite after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A plain radiograph may be helpful as a comparison to prior imaging to assess for changes in the number of endoclips present.18 CT imaging may also delineate the number of clips present and show any changes in clip positioning. This is commonly seen after uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy. It collects and stores bile from your liver, which is used by the gut to help digest food.Sometimes the gallbladder becomes blocked with gallstones that form from within the bile and can The aim was to determine any differences in outcome and costs. Gallstone disease is a common surgical presentation, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the favoured method of surgical management. We present a retrospective review of our first 100 consecutive robotic cases in children. Clip-induced bile duct stones have been a rare but emerging complication of cholecystectomy ever since clips came into use in surgery. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. Try again. Postcholecystectomy clip migration was first described in the literature in 1978. The aim was to determine any differences in outcome and costs. Frequency of biliary complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy detected by ERCP: Experience at a large tertiary referral center. In 10/16 (63%) the OTSC was still present at the closure site and was not overgrown by mucosa. Lankisch PG, Apte M, Banks PA. 2008;95:620–6. 2005;14:147–55. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. After the first episode, he underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with sphincterotomy without significant findings. Ligation of the cystic duct is usually performed with surgical clips, which have the potential to migrate into the common bile duct with time. This patient presented with RAP, defined as more than 2 attacks of AP without any evidence of underlying chronic pancreatitis. Surgical clips are applied during cholecystectomy on the cystic duct and artery. This was a case of postcholecystectomy pain 4 months after LC was performed. Cholecystectomy clips in upper quadrant . Manuel-Vázquez A, Latorre-Fragua R, Ramiro-Pérez C, et al. to save searches, favorite articles and access email content alerts. Suspected mechanisms for endoclip migration–induced AP include migration of the clip at a site of dehiscence at the cystic duct with biloma or bile leak or inadvertent placement of the clip into the bile duct.15 It is well recognized that once these endoclips are in the biliary tree, they can become a nidus for stone formation.16 The clip itself, without stone formation, may also pass through the biliary system. 2. We present a case of an open endoscopic clip, which was dropped at the time of an uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy, migrating into the common bile duct and causing partial biliary obstruction and its subsequently successful endoscopic removal. The common bile duct was visualized. We present a case, a 54-year-old woman, of clip-induced cholangitis resulting from surgical clip migration 12 months after laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LC+LCBDE) with primary closure. 2015;386:85–96. In most of the cases it does not result in complications, however intra abdominal abscess formation was reported in literature. Registered users can save articles, searches, and manage email alerts. Ann Surg . Gudu NM, Trikudanathan G, Freeman ML. Correspondence: Ami Panara, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th St, Miami, Florida 33136 ([email protected]). 9. 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