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Authors Patel SR, Nakada SY
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Journal J. Endourol. Volume: 24 Issue: 11 Pages: 1729-31
Publish Date 2010 Nov
PubMed ID 20849305

To evaluate cases of gallbladder injury, a rare and potentially serious complication, in the setting of percutaneous nephrolithotomy.We report two cases of gallbladder injury after percutaneous nephrolithotomy and review the literature on this rare complication.Both cases of gallbladder injury at our institution along with the four other case reports in the literature all necessitated cholecystectomy. Medial right-sided collecting system access during percutaneous nephrolithotomy may increase the risk for biliary injury.Both recognized and unrecognized gallbladder injury may lead to biliary peritonitis necessitating subsequent cholecystectomy. Copyright © 2018 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System