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Niger J Clin Pract. 2013 Jul-Sep;16(3):398-400. doi: 10.4103/1119-3077.113474.

Isolated gallbladder rupture following blunt abdominal trauma.

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Department of Surgery, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. mbgali@yahoo.com

Abstract

The gallbladder is a relatively well-protected organ; consequently its rupture following blunt abdominal injury is rare and usually associated with other visceral injuries. Isolated gallbladder rupture is extremely rare. We report a healthy Nigerian adult male who sustained isolated gallbladder rupture following blunt abdominal injury from riding a motor cycle (Okada). A high index of suspicion with positive bile aspirate might lead to early diagnosis. Open cholecystectomy is a safe option of treatment in a resource poor centre especially in delayed presentation and has a good outcome.

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10.4103/1119-3077.113474
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