Monika J1*, Amey S2 and Nitish J2
1Department of General Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, India
2Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, India
Giant gallstone disease (>5 cm) is rare and very few cases have been described in published scientific literature. Here, we present a case of a 50-year-old male who presented with history of post-prandial pain in the abdomen and dyspepsia for 1 year. Physical examination revealed mild tenderness on palpation in the right hypochondriac region. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography and ultrasound of abdomen revealed large gallstone of 5 cm size. Patient underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy, which led to extraction of a solitary gallstone measuring 8 cm × 7 cm (about 100 grams). Postoperative course was uneventful, and patient was discharged on third postoperative day with the drain, which was removed on 5th postoperative day. The histopathological report revealed acute on chronic cholecystitis and no evidence of malignancy. This is a rare case from India wherein a patient with an unusually large gallstone underwent a successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery.
Giant Gallstone; Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Gall bladder; Surgery
Monika J, Amey S, Nitish J. Giant Gallstone Disease Managed by Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – A Rare Case Report from India. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2023; 6(4): 1081..