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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Tools and Methods

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Discussion & Conclusion

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The Discussion explains the challenges in treating the patient in the present case clearly. It also offers useful suggestions with respect to the treatment regimen. The discussion highlights a “Phrygian cap” aspect of the gallbladder which led to the diagnosis of gallbladder volvulus. Surgery delay is associated to a high rate of septic complications (16%) and mortality. Therefore, a fast and specific diagnosis allowed performing surgical intervention within few hours from admission. The case report Concludes that a detailed evaluation of ultrasonographic imaging in search for pathognomonic signs of torsion is fundamental for avoiding an unsuccessful non-operative treatment. It considers emergency cholecystectomy as the gold standard for treatment.



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Further comments on the paper

Comments: This case report and review of the literature presents the case of an 81-year-old woman who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy after pre-operative ultrasound diagnosis of gallbladder volvulus. Gallbladder volvulus is a rare life-threatening condition which clinically presents as acute abdomen which can rapidly evolve in peritonitis and sepsis and due to its rarity, gallbladder volvulus has been unfrequently reported in the literature. Despite imaging innovations, a precise diagnosis is made in less than 10% of the cases. The study is of significance as the case reports some indications for allowing an early diagnosis and attempting the prompt treatment of this rare condition.


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Author Info

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

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Mon 26, Apr 2021
Accepted: Tue 11, May 2021
Published: Wed 09, Jun 2021
© 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