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Unexplained ascites following laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A surgeon's nightmare – A case report and review of literature

 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Varun Madaan,
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, OPD No. 1241, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_240_18

PMID: 30618431

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has many known complications which can be ascertained to a particular cause. We report a case of ascites development in a young female immediately after Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, for which a cause cannot be found. On review of medical literature, there are few similar case reports, based on them; it can be ascertained to acute allergic reaction to the material used during the procedure may be the CO2 or the electrocautery.

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