Pyogenic hepatic abscesses secondary to choledocholithiasis eight years post-cholecystectomy: A case report Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Cholecystectomy is the gold standard surgical treatment for acute calculous cholecystitis. Only approximately 0.4 % of these patients subsequently develop choledocholithiasis. The incidence of hepatic abscesses in these patients is unknown, but is likely low, considering there are approximately 2-15 cases of hepatic abscesses per 100,000 people in the US. The authors report the case of a 62-year-old man whose CT scan revealed hepatic abscesses secondary to choledocholithiasis, eight years after a cholecystectomy.

publication date

  • 2020