Volume 2005, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


A 35-year-old man developed obstructive jaundice ten months after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography extracted a foreign body from the common bile duct. Histopathological examination revealed that the extracted foreign body was the remnant of vicryl endoloop with calcification around. Since laparoscopic surgery has become a very common procedure, endoclips and endoloops are used more frequently. It is emphasized that careful surveillance and strict follow-up are necessary to avoid similar complications.


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  • Article Type: Case Report
Keyword(s): Foreign body-Endoloop and Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
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