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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-39

Fatal intestinal and abdominal wall ischemia post laparoscopic cholecystectomy

1 Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Prince Mohammed Bin Naser Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of General Surgery, College of Medicine, Jazan University, Jizan, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Mohammed Ali Fagihi
Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Prince Mohammed Bin Naser Hospital, Jazan
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/SJL.SJL_3_20

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Intestinal ischemia though it is a rare complication postlaparoscopic cholecystectomy but leads to serious devastating and fatal sequelae. Its prognosis depends on high index of suspicion and effective early treatment. Various causes have been described such as splanchnic hypoperfusion, superior mesenteric artery thrombosis, and inferior mesenteric artery thrombosis. Literature review revealed that intestinal ischemia could happen despite of correct operative techniques.

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