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Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions
Acute renal failure following laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  1. Jessica Helen Rachel Briscoe1,
  2. Vijay Bahal2
  1. 1Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, UK
  2. 2Department of Surgery, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jessica Helen Rachel Briscoe, jbriscoe{at}doctors.org.uk

Summary

A 67-year-old man underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, which was complicated by an empyematous gallbladder. Postoperatively, he was found to have acute renal failure (evidenced by abdominal distension and pain, anuria and vomiting). This was thought to be secondary to pneumoperitoneum, an essential part of the laparoscopic procedure.

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