Case studies - General surgery

General surgery - Perforation to the duodenum during ERCP

Mrs Thompson underwent a CT Cholangiogram for investigation of epigastric pain. No specific problem was identified but there was evidence of some dilatation in the Common Bile Duct and suggestion of an obstructing stone or stricture. Mrs Thompson was listed for an ERCP to be performed in hospital. During the ERCP, the doctor noted that it…

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General surgery - Bile duct severed during keyhole surgery – £250,000

Mrs Alexander underwent keyhole surgery to remove her gall bladder, after discharge she felt very unwell and suffered from a swollen stomach, high temperature and jaundice. She was re-admitted to hospital where it was discovered that her bile duct had been severed. Mrs Alexander underwent surgery to reconstruct the duct but suffered from continued complications.…

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General surgery - Perforation of common bile duct – £90,000

Mrs Carter underwent chemotherapy for a tumour on the wall of her bladder in 2004, followed by surgery. Four and a half years later, she was experiencing recurrent urinary tract infections. Her GP referred her back to see the consultant who recommended ureteric stenting. During the operation, the surgeon accidentally punctured her bile duct. Despite…

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