The important point of this study is that once a bile collection has been drained, the major potential for immediate serious illness has usually been eliminated. © 2021 American Medical Association. 1972 Nov 23;287(21):1081-3 In 21% of patients who had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the procedure had been converted to an open cholecystectomy to improve exposure (4%), treat a bile duct injury (13%), or perform a common bile duct exploration (4%). These bilomas develop in the subhepatic space most often secondary to iatrogenic injury of the extrahepatic ducts. A prospective ultrasound study of the right upper quadrant in 105 patients who had undergone cholecystectomy showed the incidence of fluid collection in the gall bladder fossa to be 24% 2 to 4 days after operation. The evidence suggests that if bile collections were never drained, most patients would eventually become gravely ill from superinfection. Significant iatrogenic injuries to the bowel, the urinary tract, and the lymphatic system should be excluded promptly to avoid devastating results for the patient. Occurrence of BDI results in difficult reconstruction, prolonged hospitalization, and high risk of long-term complications. A diagnostic accuracy study.  STAiran This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Conn }, author={Vivian Charles McAlister}, journal={The British journal of surgery}, year={2000}, volume={87 9}, pages={ 1126-7 } } Routine abdominal drainage for uncomplicated open cholecystectomy. I have 3 theoretic disagreements with the authors' evaluation of these patients. Sometimes this fluid can be drained off. Although bile uniformly produces histologic peritonitis, the clinical findings can range from almost no pain to severe pain. Axial CT images ( A , B ) demonstrate a complex perihepatic fluid collection posterior to the right lobe with layering hematocrit levels ( arrows ) … Fluid collection was detected in the gallbladder area in 67 patients (26.8%).  KWEconomou After a week of outpatient treatment at 23rd postoperative day, the patient came to control ultrasound examination, which found a regression of fluid collection in the postcholecystectomy bed with the size of 32 x 20 mm. Given the failure to improve, a second CT abdomen and pelvis was performed, which showed a fluid collection in the retroperitoneal space, right paracolic gutter, right iliac fossa and pelvis (figure 2). These 154 patients constitute the group of principal interest in this report, although the 25 patients with drains will also be described. Gastroenterol Res Pract. Harkins We present a case of hepatic subcapsular biloma following LC and we discuss its etiology and management. Fluid collections in the gallbladder bed occur in up to 14% of patients following cholecystectomy and tend to resolve spontaneously; collections persisting for more than a week or fluid outside the gallbladder bed raise the suspicion of a biliary leak and/or injury [1]. Nevertheless, reabsorption of bile collections larger than 4 cm was rare and unpredictable. Ten patients with subhepatic fluid collections complicating laparoscopic Cholecystectomy were successfully treated by interventional radiological procedures. In this situation, the primary surgeon repaired the bile duct immediately (39%), placed drains and instituted nonoperative treatment (36%), or placed drains and transferred the patient to a tertiary care center for biliary reconstruction (25%). James J. Peck, MD, Portland, Ore: My concern is the 7% of patients who were asymptomatic. Setting  Fig. Diagnostic imaging is called for even in the absence of pain, fever, leukocytosis, or abdominal tenderness. Epub 2012 Mar 16. The attempt to designate bile in the peritoneal cavity as representing ascites suggests that it's innocuous, and I don't believe that bile in the peritoneal cavity is innocuous. How much drainage is normal after cholecystectomy? End-to-end repairs of injured bile ducts are rarely successful. Second, the terminology of bile ascites and bile peritonitis as emphasized in this article excludes the frequent presentation associated with this problem; namely, a localized collection of bile in the right upper quadrant. The clinical findings in 179 patients with bile fistulas resulting from iatrogenic laparoscopic bile duct injuries and other miscellaneous operations between 1990 and 1999 were analyzed. We were dealing with a skewed population in the sense that there were few patients with leaks from the cystic duct stump or gallbladder bed. After laparoscopic gallbladder removal patients are randomized to have a suction drain positioned in the subhepatic space or to have a sham drain in the subhepatic space. Gender: Male From the case: Collection post cholecystectomy. Influence of intraperitoneal drains on subhepatic collections following cholecystectomy: a prospective clinical trial. Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable. An exploratory laparotomy was performed (rather than percutaneous drainage) just to drain the bile collection in 14% of patients. Fig. Counterdrainage is indicated or serious infection may develop. The incidence of intraabdominal fluid collection and reoperations were the same in the two groups. The operation should be delayed until the fluid collections resolve or after waiting for 6 weeks after the episode of acute pancreatitis so that cholecystectomy can be combined with an internal drainage procedure (eg, cystgastrostomy) if necessary. A possible cause of PCS is blood flow or circulation problems.  JHChaver Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 2Y9. Abdominal fluid collection after laparoscopic cholecystectomy British Journal of Surgery (2000) Vivian C. McAlister The mean (± SD) time to diagnosis was 16.8 (25.0) days for all patients with intra-abdominal bile collections. If a second drain was required, it was usually in the pelvis.  DRHuizenga Retrospective data collection is a positive feature of the study. Cholangitis was initially present in 26% of patients without drains and in 21% of patients with drains (P, not significant); 11% of patients with undrained bile had sepsis, compared with 7% of those whose fistulas were drained (P, not significant). Cholangitis developed in 25% of patients with these other serious complications. In short, it was not possible to distinguish those who would become critically ill from those who would not based on the early clinical presentation. Using the Statview 5.0 statistical program, the data were analyzed by analysis of variance, the Fisher exact test, or the χ2 test. Search for more papers by this author Nevertheless, the conclusions are unaffected. The possibility of a postcholecystectomy common bile duct leak prompted an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatog… Evidence of a cholecystectomy is often seen on imaging procedures with surgical clips in the gallbladder fossa and radiologists should be aware of possible complications. Infected fluid collections were more commonly found in patients whose bile was drained late (28%) than in those whose bile was drained early (7%) (P=.008). Ongoing drainage from his peripancreatic drain settled and it was removed at nine months. No pain, no temperature, no problems with gastrointestinal passage were present.  PHHudson From our retrospective vantage point, the surgeon remained convinced for too long that the operation was uncomplicated in many cases of leaks. Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov, Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus, Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sars-cov-2/. 1—74-year-old man with hemorrhage after open cholecystectomy and common bile duct exploration. Still, failure to drain a bile collection within just 5 days resulted in serious illness in a few patients.  SGDoolas From the Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco. Ellis 1972 Aug;105(2):173-6 Fluid collections, common in patients with moderate to severe acute pancreatitis, are additionally problematic. Among our series, the correct diagnosis was missed initially in 77% of patients. The primary outcome measure was the presence of subhepatic fluid collection at abdominal ultrasonography, performed 24 h after … Cuff cellulitis was clinically diagnosed in seven of the 13 women (53.8%) with fluid collections, compared to none of 25 women without fluid collections (P < .001, Fisher exact test). The sensitivity for detecting intra-abdominal bile collections was 70% and 64%, respectively, for ultrasound and HIDA scans (Table 4). Symptoms of a bile leak include tummy pain, feeling sick, a fever and a swollen tummy. He was discharged after 2 months with his peripancreatic drain in situ and long acting octreotide depot intramuscularly.  |  Traditionally, persistent collections are treated by percutaneous drainage and bile duct decompression. Many patients have a biloma, not bile ascites or bile peritonitis. -, Radiology. If bile collections were promptly diagnosed and drained, the rate of serious illness resulting from this complication would decline. A CT of the abdomen revealed a large fluid collection near her liver, around her gallbladder fossa. But bile fluid can occasionally leak out into the tummy (abdomen) after the gallbladder is removed. I wonder if you have used this in selected patients. In such cases, idiopathic allergic or inflammatory reaction of the peritoneum may be responsible for the development of ascites. Of the 179 patients, 25 (14%) had a drain placed at the index operation that functioned properly, while undrained bile (ie, a bile collection) developed in 154 patients (86%). They indicate that suspicion should be raised when a patient is not doing well after a cholecystectomy, demonstrating anorexia, abdominal distention suggesting an ileus, and fever. Intravenous Fluids After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Necessary or Dispensable. Associated fat stranding. Santschi Ronald G. Latimer, MD, Santa Barbara, Calif: What percentage of the patients with their defined bile ascites or bile peritonitis had normal intraoperative cholangiograms? Once the presence of intra-abdominal fluid has been confirmed by CT scan, the fluid should be percutaneously drained and cultured while the patient is still in the scanner. Your gallbladder collects and stores bile — a digestive fluid produced in your liver.A cholecystectomy is a common surgery, and it carries only a small risk of complications. Bile produces a chemical peritonitis associated with cytokine release and alterations in fluid transport across peritoneal membranes, suggesting that an inflammatory process is present. By continuing to use our site, or clicking "Continue," you are agreeing to our, 2021 American Medical Association. [1, 2] These symptoms can represent either the continuation of symptoms thought to be caused by gallbladder pathology or the development of new symptoms normally attributed to the gallbladder.PCS also includes the development of symptoms caused by removal of the gallbladder (eg, … The CTscan represents an abscess in the post operative bed of a patient who had undergone cholecystectomy. In those patients, repeat laparoscopy is such a simple modality that evacuates all of the bile, both in the right upper quadrant and the rest of the abdomen. USA.gov. Patient Data. Symptoms, physical findings, course of illness, and laboratory and imaging findings. Cholecystectomy. CT scan of 53-year-old woman 2 days after laparoscopic cholecystectomy shows collection measuring 21 HU (consistent with fluid) is present within gallbladder fossa (arrow) adjacent to cholecystectomy clip. After a cholecystectomy or any form of surgical procedure, complications are possible. The term bile ascites is used for bile collections without prominent abdominal pain and tenderness. Figure 1. The series included five abscesses, three hematomas, one biloma, and one serous collection. The mean duration of drain placement was 3.1±1.9 (range 1–16) days. Ports (hollow tubes) are inserted into the openings. Table 1 gives the symptoms in those with drained and undrained bile fistulas at initial presentation. PDF | On Oct 1, 2000, V C McAlister published Abdominal fluid collection after laparoscopic cholecystectomy | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate Fever, abdominal tenderness, and jaundice were initially found in 45% of patients who developed bile peritonitis and in only 3% of patients who did not (P<.001). Bile duct injury (BDI) is a well-recognised complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Symptoms, physical findings, course of illness, and laboratory and imaging findings. 1973 Oct;137(4):613-7 Small fluid collections were identified in the gallbladder fossa in 56 patients (53.0%). 2018 Mar;63(3):597-600. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4723-7. raphy showed a 2 X 5 X 4-cm subdiaphragmatic fluid col- lection with echogenic debris, which extended to another 3 X 2.5 X 5-cm fluid collection with similar debris. All Rights Reserved. Dropped gallstones leading to abscess formation can occur after a period of months to years after the laparoscopic cholecystectomy, which can make diagnosis challenging . Langenbecks Arch Surg. A cholecystectomy (koh-luh-sis-TEK-tuh-me) is a surgical procedure to remove your gallbladder — a pear-shaped organ that sits just below your liver on the upper right side of your abdomen. cholecystectomy has become a popular treatment for cholelithiasis. If bile collections were promptly diagnosed and drained, the rate of serious illness resulting from this complication would decline. We could identify no criteria that allowed one to predict which patients with bile ascites would develop peritonitis. Lastly, to not correlate the type of injury and treatment from the analysis of the consequences of the presence of bile in the abdominal cavity excludes the 2 factors that in my experience are associated with determining the sequelae of the presence of bile in the peritoneal cavity; namely, is the leak controlled and is the fistula adequately drained?  |  A pancreas duct stent was not employed in this case. Our first image of choice is a HIDA scan. Two patients died of sepsis and multiorgan system failure. Still, failure to drain a bile collection within just 5 days resulted in serious illness in a few patients. No previous study has examined the role of peripancreatic fluid collections and subsequent pseudocyst in outcomes after cholecystectomy in these patients. Abdominal fluid collection after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We described our own series of patients, and our paradigm is quite different from that of the authors. Patients with bile ascites who ultimately developed bile peritonitis had a higher incidence of malaise and abdominal discomfort (Table 2).  CM Bile peritonitis and bile ascites. This is commonly seen after uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgeons must watch for the clinical manifestations of bile ascites after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. 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After laparoscopic gallbladder removal patients are randomized to have a suction drain positioned in the subhepatic space or to have a sham drain in the subhepatic space. Abdominal pain or fever developed from 3 to 21 days after the laparoscopic intervention. Miles After endoscopic cholecystectomy, the chance of biloma is 0.3%-0.6% . Introduction According to the literature, early cholecystectomy is necessary to avoid complications related to gallstones after an initial episode of acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP). Abdominal bile collection, sometimes abbreviated as "bile collection," refers to the presence of undrained bile in the abdomen and includes 2 subcategories, bile ascites and bile peritonitis. Bile collections greater than 500 mL were present in 79% of patients with bile peritonitis and in 13% of patients with bile ascites (P=.002).  HS Observations on experimental bile peritonitis.  HDRoberts A. CT 6 days after LC shows an oval fluid collection, a biloma, in the gallbladder fossa ( arrow ) adjacent to a surgical clip ( arrowhead ).The leaking bile assumes a pear-shaped configuration resembling the gallbladder. The advantage of the retrospective aspect is that the analysis is based on statements in the hospital records that preserve the thoughts of those caring for the patients at the moment. I have 2 questions for the authors. Subhepatic drainage after cholecystectomy, open or laparoscopic, is still an unsolved debate. How should care proceed? Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has emerged as a gold standard therapeutic option for the management of symptomatic cholelithiasis. 1974 Nov;113(2):417-22 The other 154 (86%) did not initially have drains placed and developed abdominal bile collections. Conclusions: Pelvic fluid collections are common after hysterectomy. ... "Abdominal fluid collection after laparoscopic cholecystectomy" British Journal of Surgery Vol. Moreover, patients with a perihepatic fluid collection or a biloma also underwent percutaneous drainage for management. Therefore, an endoscopic sphincterotomy was performed. The pa- tient’s symptoms improved; her cholelithoptysis and he- moptysis resolved spontaneously. In that case, the data would not accurately reflect existing surgical practice. In 35 (25%) of these patients, the diagnosis remained elusive even after the first outpatient checkup. In fact, many of the patients who became seriously ill never passed through a phase that included prominent abdominal pain and tenderness. The following factors correlated with a worse outcome: length of time bile was left in the abdomen and the development of superinfection.  HCronin A 71-year-old woman status after laparoscopic cholecystectomy underwent abdominal MR imaging for concern for bile leak. Masuda Y, Mizuguchi Y, Kanda T, Furuki H, Mamada Y, Taniai N, Nakamura Y, Yoshioka M, Matsushita A, Kawano Y, Shimizu T, Uchida E. Asian J Endosc Surg. Biliary leakages are considered an early complication and biliary strictures are a late complication. The primary outcome measure was the presence of subhepatic fluid collection at abdominal ultrasonography, performed 24 h after surgery. This seems to be a compelling argument for the routine use of surveillance ultrasound by the operating general surgeon in the clinics as well as the office. Serious illness, however, was associated with the following: (1) a longer period of undrained bile (15.4 vs 9.2 days, P=.04) and (2) a higher incidence of infected bile (45% vs 7%, P=.001). The volume of bile obtained on the initial catheterization varied from about 100 mL to several liters, and the greater the volume, the more likely additional drains would be needed. We present a case of as… Therefore, CT scans should be obtained early in the management of a patient with an unplanned external bile fistula, more or less routinely, to check on the adequacy of drainage. Therefore, an endoscopic sphincterotomy was performed. Because there is risk of miscommunication unless words are used in the same way, we defined them precisely in the article. With the advent of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the incidence of bile duct injuries, and hence, bile collections in the abdomen, has increased.8,9 This study defines the syndromes associated with abdominal bile collections and shows how best to manage patients with this problem. Second, do you feel that serum bilirubin measurements correlate with the quantity of bile in the peritoneal cavity? The surgeon will make several small incisions in the abdomen. Thus, abdominal pain and tenderness are insensitive criteria for making the diagnosis of bile in the abdomen; for an unpredictable period, pain and tenderness are absent in most patients. for gallbladder pain from gallstones. But bile fluid can occasionally leak out into the tummy (abdomen) after the gallbladder is removed. Post-Cholecystectomy What is a Post-Cholecystectomy Diet? Conclusions  2020 Jan 3;2020:9057963. doi: 10.1155/2020/9057963. The initial clinical findings did not differ in these patients compared with those with a less complicated illness. In this report we have referred to abdominal bile collections without severe symptoms as bile ascites, regardless of whether the collection was localized or diffuse. Patients and Methods  A 70-year-old man status after open subtotal cholecystectomy underwent CT for increasing postoperative abdominal pain. Cholecystectomy was the first general surgical procedure in which laparoscopy replaced open surgery as the standard of care. Epub 2017 Aug 30.  NCMNicholls Some patients in this review were known from imaging studies to have intra-abdominal bile collections, but they were followed up expectantly with the expressed hope that the bile would be reabsorbed from the abdominal space. After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, 53 patients were randomized to have a suction drain positioned in the subhepatic space and 53 patients to have a sham drain. Were they all patients who had drains in place? Review of the axial images reveals a direction communication between the posterior inferior wall of the gallbladder and the fluid collection (Figure 2). William C. Chapman, MD, Nashville, Tenn: I would like to support the authors' comments regarding imaging and assessment of the patient who is having problems after cholecystectomy. In conclusion, we recommend adoption of a high index of suspicion for biliary tract injury in postcholecystectomy patients who have anything less than a smooth postoperative course. Lee CM, Stewart L, Way LW. Deziel To define the biliary anatomy, a percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography was obtained in 73% of cases and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in 70%. 8A , 8B ). The mean duration of drain placement was 3.1±1.9 (range 1–16) days. The clinical syndromes caused by bile collections in the abdomen span a wide spectrum and their natural history and risks are not fully appreciated. While a successful ERCP was sensitive, the success rate for achieving a technically adequate study was only 87%.  NBSillin -, Arch Surg. Indian J Surg.  MC Complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a national survey of 4292 hospitals and analysis of 77,604 cases. There were no differences in the initial clinical findings in this group compared with those who did not develop peritonitis. Design  CONCLUSION: Cholecystectomy should be delayed in patients who survive an episode of moderate to severe acute biliary pancreatitis and demonstrate peripancreatic fluid collections or pseudocysts until the pseudocysts either resolve or persist beyond 6 weeks, at which time pseudocyst drainage can safely be combined with cholecystectomy. First, it would probably be impossible to conduct a study like this prospectively, but that is not the point. In some cases, in spite of investigating patients extensively, no definitive causative factor for the accumulation of fluid can be identified. CT Axial C+ portal venous phase Deep to the midline wound but anterior to the anterior abdominal wall musculature is a collection of fluid 12.5cm in diameter, measuring 2.5 cm at its maximal depth. You alluded to a 70% accuracy. The term postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) describes the presence of symptoms after cholecystectomy. All Rights Reserved. Serious illness, however, was associated with the following: (1) a longer period of undrained bile (15.4 vs 9.2 days. Rosato Fluid collections did not correlate with fever or white blood cell count. The longer the bile collections were left undrained, the greater the incidence of severe illness, including sepsis. The amount was substantially larger in patients who developed bile peritonitis than in those with only bile ascites (Table 2).  K Bile peritonitis. HHS This manifests as non-specific abdominal pain and fever occurring several days after the surgery. To Drain or Not to Drain after Colorectal Cancer Surgery. Percutaneous drainage can be as thorough, and it avoids the morbidity of a laparotomy. Accessibility Statement, Initial Clinical Symptoms, Signs, and Laboratory Findings in Patients With and Without Bile Drains at Index Operation*, Findings in Patients Who Ultimately Developed Bile Peritonitis Compared With Those Who Did Not (Bile Ascites)*, Comparison of Laboratory Values in Patients Without Bile Drains at Index Operation (Early vs Late Placement)*, Comparison of Computed Tomographic Scan, HIDA Scan, and Ultrasound in the Initial Diagnosis of Bile Ascites. It can be managed by laparoscopic washout with or without bile duct repair. Results   LKrynski A tertiary care teaching hospital. The initial clinical findings did not differ in these patients compared with those with a less complicated illness. Role of intraperitoneal drains on subhepatic collection following routine uncomplicated cholecystectomy.  B Bile ascites. How long can a surgical drain stay in? After a bile collection has been evacuated by drains, ERCP and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography should be performed to define completely the cause of the bile leak and the anatomy of the biliary tree.8 Then, a specific operative treatment plan can be devised. The group of main interest consisted of 154 patients with undrained bile collections. No one gets discharged with tachycardia. Dr Way: A main point is that surgeons expect bile in the abdomen to always produce clinical peritonitis, meaning pain and tenderness. Bile drainage was often managed expectantly for long periods (average period, 13.9 days; range, 1-45 days) before a diagnostic workup was performed. About … © 2021 American Medical Association.  CMFain Bile leakage occurs in around 1% of cases.  DJMillikan Ultrasound scanning (69%) was the imaging test most commonly ordered, followed by CT (55%) and HIDA scans (39%). -, Surg Gynecol Obstet. First, could you tell us about the specific complications that occurred in those patients who did have infected bile, and second, what recommendations could you make for management in patients who had drains placed? in an analysis of 1920 open cholecystectomies showed no significant difference in the complication rate between the drained and non-drained group. did not improve after the washout. This diagnosis should be suspected whenever persistent bloating and anorexia last for more than a few days; failure to recover as smoothly as expected is the most common early symptom of bile ascites.  K Consequences of intraperitoneal bile: bile ascites versus bile peritonitis. The patient was in a good clinical condition and did not mention any complaints. One patient in this group eventually died of sepsis.  ISMorrison 1970 May;171(5):764-9 The relationship between the presence of fluid and several other variables, such as use of drains and surgical techniques, are discussed. The first, or index, operation was laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 94% of patients, open cholecystectomy in 3%, a nonbiliary operation in 2%, and a complex biliary operation in 1%. Multiple gallstones are present within this fluid collection. eCollection 2020. The anastomosis should be done in 1 layer using fine (ie, 6-0, 5-0, or 4-0), absorbable, monofilament suture. Would you like email updates of new search results? NLM The presence of a drain did not guarantee that a bile collection would be avoided; drains can malfunction. Laparoscopic . The bile collection usually occurs after biliary surgery and the most common site is subhepatic space. After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, 53 patients were randomized to have a suction drain positioned in the subhepatic space and 53 patients to have a sham drain. The injury went unrecognized in 156 patients (87%) at the index operation. 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