Combined Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Appendectomy in Patient with Multiple Hepatic Abscesses and Percutaneous Drains

Nova Szoka, MD, Carolyn McCarty, DO, Edward Auyang, MD, MS

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

This video demonstrates a combined laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendectomy performed in a patient who underwent placement of 13 percutaneous drains for evacuation of multiple intra-hepatic abscesses. The video shows that the procedure, while technically challenging, is feasible with meticulous dissection and can provide the patient with a successful outcome. Treatment of complex hepatobiliary diseases such as the one demonstrated here also requires a multi-disciplinary collaborative team effort.

Session: Video Channel Day 1

Program Number: V059

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