Hepatic Evisceration After Cholecystectomy in a Superobese Patient

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Abstract

Gallbladder pathology, in general, and cholelithiasis, in particular, are more common in the morbidly obese. Obesity is a risk factor for conversion to open surgery in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Obesity is also a risk factor for evisceration after laparotomy in adults. Hepatic evisceration after cholecystectomy is rare. We describe a case of right liver lobe evisceration diagnosed by abdominal computed tomography in a superobese patient (body mass index 57 kg/m2) after emergency laparoscopic surgery for acute calculous cholecystitis converted to open surgery.

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