Subphrenic abscess secondary to Actinomycosis meyeri and Klebsiella ozaenae following laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Andrew P. Zbar, Weranja Ranasinghe, Philip J. Kennedy

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A case is reported of a subphrenic abscess 12 months post-laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a 72-year-old male with identification of Actinomyces meyeri and the oropharyngeal commensal Klebsiella ozaenae. The first organism is exceptionally rare following laparoscopic cholecystectomy and is presumed to be a result of inadvertent gallstone spillage. The second organism has not previously been reported in a subphrenic abscess. The etiopathogenesis and management of this condition are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-727
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Actinomyces meyeri
  • Actinomycosis post laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Klebsiella ozaenae

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