Just had an X Ray of my back and they saw them. It was placed by upper endoscopy. There are scattered air-fluid levels. Yes I have had my gall bladder removed. I'm wondering if this could be causing a lot of my pain over the years. Most surgical clips are currently made of titanium, and as many as 30 to 40 clips may be used during a single surgical procedure. A. AP Abdomen. B. Lateral Abdomen. There are no significant air-fluid levels. Case Report. ... sore in middle upper abdomen to the right side under my rib cage, always wake at night and sweat of pain. There are surgical clips in the posterior aspect of the left upper quadrant of the abdomen (arrows). They are used to clip the artery going to the gall bladder and the duct that drains the gall bladder. - I had varicose vein surgery 14 years ago to strip veins from my right leg. Post surgical skin staples. Some abdominal and pelvic surgeries leave behind recognizable signs, such as right upper quadrant clips from gallbladder removal and vascular clips in the pelvis from major prostate or bladder surgery. I have had pain for years and I'm prone to scar tissue adhesions. There is an old fracture of the L4 vertebral body. These represent splenectomy clips. Endo clip or hemo clip is seen overlying right upper quadrant. Discussion: There are surgical clips in the right upper quadrant and sutures seen near the stomach. The endoclip is usually defecated out. I had my gallbladder removed 26 years ago and a number of surgical clips were left in after the surgery. They are to be removed. Just found out the surgeon left three surgical clips in my groin. Can I have a MRI of the lumbar spine with … read more X-ray. We report a case of a 55-year-old female patient who presented with right upper quadrant pain and severe sepsis having undergone an uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy 10 years earlier. The clips do not cause problems. They are in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Figure 16-75 SPLENECTOMY CLIPS. Cholecystectomy clips. Vascular clips (hemostatic clips) are very popular (, Figs 16c, , 17b). I just want to know are these clips … Unbelieveable. Surgical Clips upper right side abdomen. Frontal The endoclip has since passed out of bowel. I have had severe pain in my groin and lower abdomen for years. Migration of surgical clips after cholecystectomy is a rare complication and may result in gallstone formation “clip cholelithiasis”. I had my gallbladder removed 13 years ago and just found out that surgical clips were left in my pelvis. 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