Common Bile Duct Injury in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy--Inherent Risk of Procedure or Medical Negligence--A Case Report

S., Lalwani; C., Misra M.; N., Bhardwaj D.; S., Rajeshwari; R., Rautji; D., Dogra T.
May 2008
World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery;May-Aug2008, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p49
Academic Journal
We present a ease report of common bile duct injury which occurred in a patient who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholecystitis and cholelithiasis. The patient died within 96 hours of the surgery. The case was investigated by the police as the relations of the victim alleged death due negligence on the part of treating doctors. The clinical details, autopsy findings, report of histopathological examination and medicolegal aspects are discussed along with relevant literature.


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