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JSLS. 2010 Jan-Mar;14(1):147-51. doi: 10.4293/108680810X12674612765588.

Diagnosis and laparoscopic approach to gallbladder torsion and cholelithiasis.

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Gastrointestinal Surgery Department, Hospital Español de México. patricio_cruzgar@yahoo.com.mx

Abstract

Torsion of the gallbladder is common in elderly women. Different causes have been proposed for this rare condition. The presence of a long mesentery and loss of visceral fat are the main causes for the development of torsion. Patients present with a sudden, acute pain in the right upper quadrant, suggesting cholecystitis. Different imaging methods have shown particular findings, but the diagnosis is still complex. Today, just a few cases have been reported in the literature. The treatment for this condition consists of surgical detorsion and cholecystectomy. Gallbladder torsion is a very rare entity and should be suspected when these clinical findings are present.

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20529542
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PMC3021298
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10.4293/108680810X12674612765588
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