Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Oktay Karaköse1, Mehmet Zafer Sabuncuoğlu2, Mehmet Fatih Benzin2, Girayhan Çelik2, Mahmut Bülbül2, Hüseyin Pülat1

1Division of Surgical Oncology, Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey


In cases where the dissection of Calot’s triangle is difficult during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic partial cholecystectomy is an alternative to total cholecystectomy to prevent bile duct damage. However, recurrent symptoms and bile duct problems associated with the remaining gallbladder tissue may develop in patients over time. The case of a 45-year-old male who underwent laparoscopic partial cholecystectomy one year previously is presented here. In the postoperative period, as a result of tests for the continuing symptoms of cholecystitis, stones and surrounding abscess were detected in the remaining gallbladder tissue, so open completion cholecystectomy was applied. In acute cholecystitis, as severe inflammation of the hilar structures does not allow safe dissection, partial cholecystectomy can be applied. However, in these patients, there is a risk of recurrence of cholecystitis symptoms and the development of biliary pancreatitis and choledocolithiasis because of the remaining tissue. Therefore, it should not be forgotten that endoscopic and/or surgical intervention may be necessary at least in some patients.

Keywords: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, partial, subtotal, completion, acute cholecystitis

Cite this paper as: Karaköse O, Sabuncuoğlu MZ, Benzin MF, Çelik G, Bülbül M, Pülat H. Development of acute cholecystitis following laparoscopic partial cholecystectomy. Turk J Surg 2017; 33: 209-211.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - O.K., H.P., M.Z.S.; Supervision - O.K., M.Z.S., M.F.B., M.B.; Funding - M.F.B., G.Ç., H.P.; Data Collection and/or Processing - O.K., M.F.B., G.Ç.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - O.K., M.Z.S., H.P., M.B.; Literature Review - M.F.B., G.Ç., H.P., O.K.; Writer - O.K.; Critical Review - M.B., M.Z.S., H.P., G.Ç.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.