Broncholithiasis and thoracoabdominal actinomycosis from dropped gallstones

Seiichi Noda, David I. Soybel, Barbara A. Sampson, Malcolm M. DeCamp

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Abstract

We report a case of successfully managed invasive, thoracoabdominal actinomycosis caused by the intraperitoneal spillage of gallstones during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The infected gallstones traversed the diaphragm, migrated into the lung parenchyma, and obstructed a segmental bronchus, causing pneumonia. Treatment involved retrieval of the obstructing stone, debridement and drainage of the pleuroperitoneal phlegmon/abscess, and intravenous antibiotics. The case illustrates the need to remove gallstones at the time of cholecystectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1465-1467
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume65
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1998

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Actinomycosis
Gallstones
Cellulitis
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Cholecystectomy
Debridement
Bronchi
Diaphragm
Abscess
Drainage
Pneumonia
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Lung
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Noda, Seiichi ; Soybel, David I. ; Sampson, Barbara A. ; DeCamp, Malcolm M. / Broncholithiasis and thoracoabdominal actinomycosis from dropped gallstones. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1998 ; Vol. 65, No. 5. pp. 1465-1467.
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Broncholithiasis and thoracoabdominal actinomycosis from dropped gallstones. / Noda, Seiichi; Soybel, David I.; Sampson, Barbara A.; DeCamp, Malcolm M.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 65, No. 5, 01.05.1998, p. 1465-1467.

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