World journal of Minimal Access Surgery Volume No 9

Case Report Open Access

Implanted Gallstones at Port site

Shah Syad Asad Ali and Faisal Ghani Siddiqui
World journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2013, 2:2



A rare complication of port-site infection due to implanted stones resulting in discharging sinus following laparoscopic cholecystectomy is reported.

Case Report

In this case, a 5mm supra umbilical port-site was the culprit, four fingers remote from the umbilical port from where the gallbladder was retrieved.


Thus, meticulous gallbladder dissection and retrieval of gallbladder specimen in an endo bag is recommended to prevent such rare complication.


Implanted gall stones, port-site discharging sinus, laparoscopy, cholecystectomy.

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