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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123-125

Intraperitoneal drain tip migration into the liver parenchyma following pancreaticoduodenectomy: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Surgery, General Surgery Unit, College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, General Surgery Unit, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
3 Department of Radiology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

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Dr. Thomas Olagboyega Olajide
Department of Surgery, General Surgery Unit, College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, University of Lagos, Lagos
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/jcls.jcls_64_20

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Intraperitoneal drains are widely used in surgery for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. The placement of drains following pancreaticoduodenectomy may decrease postoperative complications. Commonly reported complications of intraperitoneal drains include pressure necrosis with bleeding, viscus perforation, fistula formation, and mechanical bowel obstruction. We report a rare complication of drain tip migration and erosion into the liver parenchyma.


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