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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 67, No. 2, 2005, pp. 104-105
Bioline Code: is05026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2005, pp. 104-105

 en Case Report-Port-site tuberculosis: A rare complication following laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Tauro LeoFrancis, Satish Rao BS, Martis JohnJS, Shenoy DivakarH

Abstract

A rare complication of port-site tuberculosis following laparoscopic cholecystectomy is reported. In this case, the source of infection was most probably the laparoscope and its accessories. Thus, proper sterilization of the laparoscope and instruments is of utmost importance in preventing infectious complications and ideally, autoclaving should be used for this purpose.

Keywords
Tuberculosis, port-site infection, laparoscopy, cholecystectomy

 
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