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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

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COELHO, Júlio C. U.; NASSIF, Aissar E.  and  CAMPOS, Antonio Carlos L.. Residual gallbladder. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2002, vol.29, n.6, pp.367-369. ISSN 0100-6991.

Our objective is to report three patients with recurrent severe upper abdominal pain secondary to residual gallbladder. All patients had been subjected to cholecystectomy from 1 to 20 years before. The diagnosis was established after several episodes of severe upper abdominal pain by imaging exams: ultrasonography, tomography, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiography. Removal of the residual gallbladder led to complete resolution of symptoms. Partial removal of the gallbladder is a very rare cause of postcholecystectomy symptoms.

Keywords : Cholecystectomy; Partial cholecystectomy; Remnant gallbladder; Residual gallbladder; Postcholecystectomy syndrome.

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