Spontaneous discharge of ‘spilled gallstone’ with complete resolution of retroperitoneal abscess in a patient treated for putative tuberculosis
- 1Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK
- 2Department of General Surgery, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK
- Correspondence to Christopher Bastianpillai,
A 76-year-old man presented 5 months following an open cholecystectomy with a complicated retroperitoneal abscess secondary to a retained gallstone, which was misdiagnosed as a tuberculous abscess. Subsequently, the stone was eventually spontaneously discharged with complete resolution of the associated collection.