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Gallbadder Volvulus: A Rare Cause of Acute Cholecystitis

Journal: Journal of Surgery: Open access (Vol.5, No. 4)

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Keywords : Gallbladder disease; Torsion; Volvulus; Cholecystectomy; Cholecystitis;

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Gallbladder volvulus is a rare cause of acute cholecystitis and is due to the torsion of the gallbladder along its pedicle. The diagnosis of gallbladder volvulus is often made intra-operatively and therefore failure to recognize the condition pre-operatively may lead to delay in definitive management. This case report presents a 95-year-old female patient admitted to a regional hospital with acute right upper quadrant pain. The patient was taken to theatre and on laparoscopy was found to have a gangrenous gallbladder twisted along its pedicle. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed and the patient was successfully treated. Awareness of this rare entity and prompt surgical intervention is required to limit the potential morbidity and mortality.

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