Gallbladder Surgery Complications: Are They Serious

Most common abdominal surgery is Gallbladder Surgery. Mostly it is done laparoscopically called as laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Most common indications is symptomatic gallbladder stone disease. The incidence of complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy has decreased. Following are the complications of gallbladder surgery


It occur due to injury to blood vessels during gallbladder surgery. Whenever there is bleeding intra-operatively dont be panic.First step should be applying pressure at the bleeding site. Small venous injury stops after packing only. Field should be cleared and after proper visualization bleeding point should be identified and either cauterized or clipped should be applied. Do not hesitate to convert to open surgery if bleeding is not controlled laparoscopically

Bile duct Injury

The incidence of bile duct injury in gallbladder surgery has been decreased after the learning curve of laparoscopic surgery. It occur in difficult cases with dense adhesions at gallbladder fossa.In such cases it should be converted to open surgery. Dissection should be done close to the gallbladder.Intra-operatively whenever there is doubt of bile duct injury convert to open. If injury cannot be managed then put a drain and refer the patient to higher centre

Injury to Bowel, Rare Gallbladder Surgery Complication

Bowel gets adhered to gallbladder fossa due to recurrent inflammation. Pylorus and duodenum are most commonly injured organs. Hepatic flexure is another common site of injury. In post-op period if recovery is not smooth and Common Bile duct is normal a high suspicious of bowel injury should be suspected and CECT abdomen should be done

Dr Amit Jain MS MCh (GI Surgery) is best Laparoscopic Surgeon in Delhi Noida Ghaziabad NCR. He is fellow in Advance Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery

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