Duodenal perforation after percutaneous fluid drainage, a rare event: a case report

Miguel A. Moyón, Gabriel A. Molina, Braulio Aaron Crisanto, F. Xavier Moyón, Andrés Cárdenas, Ricardo A. Buenaño, Santiago E. Gallegos, Sindy Mishel Espinoza

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Duodenal perforations can be caused by surgical instruments during operations. These injuries can go initially unnoticed and lead to problematic complications. While uncommon, bowel perforation after percutaneous fluid drainage can severely impact the patient’s outcome. These can occur from equipment used for image-guided percutaneous drainage, a technique that has changed the way surgeons handle postoperative fluid collections and has become daily practice. Prompt recognition and timely treatment of these types of complications can minimize the consequences of this dreaded scenario. We present the case of a 29-year-old male, for whom an intra-abdominal collection was detected after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. CT-guided percutaneous drainage was performed, during which the catheter inadvertently punctured the duodenum. Surgical consultation was required and, since the patient remained asymptomatic, conservative management of the duodenal perforation was accomplished without complications. On follow-ups, the patient is doing well.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículorjaa206
PublicaciónJournal of Surgical Case Reports
EstadoPublicada - 2020
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