Rectus sheath hematoma: A complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy

D. Neufeld, J. Jessel, U. Freund*

*Corresponding author for this work

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We describe a complication in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Theroutine introduction of a midclavicular secondary trocar resulted in a largehematoma of the rectus sheath. The patient developed atelectasis and pneu-monia and required extended hospitalization. This previously described com-plication is detailed with recommendations to prevent its occurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-345
Number of pages2
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1992


  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy complications
  • Rectus sheath hematoma


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