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2022 Jul 20

Int J Surg Case Rep


Unusual ascites post laparoscopic cholecystectomy in old patient: Case report and review of the literature.


Alfrryan O, Othman SA, Alabdulwahab N, Amer N, Alghamdi H, AlShammary S
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Jul 20; 97:107426.
PMID: 35926379.


Ascites that precede laparoscopic cholecystectomy is an infrequent event. Its actual mechanism is not identified, but an inflammatory or allergic peritoneal reaction has been proposed. It can a life-threatening or an acute serious condition; for instance, the bile duct or other visceral injuries are eliminated.