Rene Agustin Flores-Franco
Hepatobiliary conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis of right pleural effusion. Here we present the illustrative images of thoracic empyema due to migrated gallstones in a woman who was treated for laparoscopic cholecystectomy one year before. The gallstones were obtained unexpectedly during a thoracentesis with aid of an Abrams needle. This rare complication is discussed under current literature review.
Key words. Pleurolithiasis, Cholecystectomy, Diaphragm, Abdominal abscess, Thoracentesis