What are potential complications following cholecystectomy performed for gallstones (cholelithiasis)?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Douglas M Heuman, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Following cholecystectomy, stones may recur in the bile duct. Separately, single-incisional laparoscopic cholecystectomy appears to be associated with an incisional hernia rate of 8%, with age (≥50 years) and body mass index (BMI) (≥30 kg/m2) as independent predictive factors. [10]


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