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J Surg Trauma 2020, 8(3): 119-121 Back to browse issues page
Gallbladder torsion: A case report
Mohsen Najmadini , Mohamadsina Rezaei *
Resident of General Surgery, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
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  • Volvulus of the gallbladder or gallbladder torsion (GT), is a condition in which an organ twists along its long axis leading to the vascular source compromise. The GT was first diagnosed in 1898 as a rare cause of idiopathic cholecystitis. Some 500 cases have been reported ever since, and they account for 0.1% in acute cholecystitis cases. An 85-year-old male patient presented with epigastric abdominal pain that was referred to as the upper abdominal quadrant (UAQ). The pain did not radiate elsewhere but was constant and severe. Moreover, it did not change with eating; nonetheless, the patient had anorexia, nausea, and biliary vomiting that occur two times. Fever and chills, weight loss, and icterus were not observed. According to the ultrasound report, flat cholecystitiswas diagnosed, and the patient underwent cholecystectomy. During the operation, GT was confirmed. Diagnosis of GT in elderly patients without symptoms of acute abdomen and cholecystitis should be considered in differential diagnosis to prevent complications and mortality.
Keywords: Acute cholecystitis, Gallbladder, Torsion
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: General Surgery
Received: 2019/10/2 | Accepted: 2020/03/10 | ePublished ahead of print: 2020/07/28 | Published: 2020/12/19 | ePublished: 2020/12/19
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Najmadini M, Rezaei M. Gallbladder torsion: A case report. J Surg Trauma. 2020; 8 (3) :119-121
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