Subphrenic abscess resulting in resection of the lower basal segment of the right lung: A severe complication following laparoscopic appendectomy


Bilsel Y., Oncel D. , Dilege S., Guloglu R.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A, vol.15, no.1, pp.63-65, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lap.2005.15.63
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-65

Abstract

We report the case of an 18-year-old boy who developed an intrathoracic abscess with rupture of the diaphragm following a laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) for a perforated appendicitis. LA is an established procedure in the treatment of appendicitis. It is a safe and efficacious technique, but several complications can occur with this procedure, and surgeons should be aware of the potential dangers. Herein, we present a previously unreported thoracic complication following an LA.