Gallbladder Volvulus: Diagnosis and Management of a Rare Cause of Acalculous Cholecystitis

Gallbladder Volvulus: Diagnosis and Management of a Rare Cause of Acalculous Cholecystitis

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Corrado Pedrazzani
Department of Surgical Sciences, Dentistry, Gynecology and Pediatrics, Unit of General and Hepatobiliary Surgery, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

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Gallbladder volvulus is a rare cause of acalculous cholecystitis which clinically presents as acute abdomen and can rapidly evolve in a severe life-threatening sepsis. Awareness is crucial for differential diagnosis leading to the early and effective treatment. We present the case of an elderly woman who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy after pre-operative ultrasound diagnosis of gallbladder volvulus.

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Case Report and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Mon 26, Apr 2021
Accepted: Tue 11, May 2021
Published: Wed 09, Jun 2021
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© 2021 Corrado Pedrazzani. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.CRSS.2021.01.04