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Am J Surg. 2008 Aug;196(2):240-1. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2007.05.057. Epub 2008 Apr 24.

Wandering gallbladder.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX, USA. <>


A wandering gallbladder typically is attached to surrounding structures only by the cystic duct and its mesentery. Its characteristic propensity for torsion places it at risk for necrosis. A 70-year-old woman admitted to our hospital was found to have a wandering gallbladder. The possible clinical implications of this finding are discussed.

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