Management of Postcholecystectomy Complications

Surg Clin North Am. 2021 Oct;101(5):889-910. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2021.06.012. Epub 2021 Aug 7.


Cholecystectomy is one of the most common general surgery procedures performed worldwide. Complications include bile duct injury, strictures, bleeding, infection/abscess, retained gallstones, hernias, and postcholecystectomy syndrome. Obtaining a critical view of safety and following the other tenets of the Safe Cholecystectomy Task Force will aid in the prevention of bile duct injury and other morbidity associated with cholecystectomy.

Keywords: Cholecystectomy; Cholecystitis; Complications; Gallbladder; Surgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cholecystectomy / adverse effects*
  • Gallbladder Diseases / diagnosis
  • Gallbladder Diseases / surgery*
  • Gallstones / diagnosis
  • Gallstones / surgery
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Postoperative Complications / therapy