Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 208–210 | Cite as

Intrahepatic subcapsular biloma

A rare complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • J. Cervantes
  • G. A. Rojas
  • R. Ponte
Case Reports


Bile leaks leading to bilomas in the subhepatic space are amongst the most common complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). We describe the case of a large (1,100 cc) intrahepatic biloma that presented with pain and fever 14 days post LC. The diagnosis was suspected as a result of ultrasound and CT scan and the problem was solved by percutaneous catheter drainage. We believe this intrahepatic biloma was caused by a lesion of an abnormal bile duct near the bed of the gallbladder during a difficult dissection due to severe contraction and fibrosis.

Key words

Intrahepatic biloma Subcapsular collection of bile Complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Cervantes
    • 1
  • G. A. Rojas
    • 1
  • R. Ponte
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryAmerican British Cowdray HospitalMexico, D.F.
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyAmerican British Cowdray HospitalMexico, D.F.

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