Torsion of gallbladder in childhood: a case report

S. C. Huang*, J. H. Chuang

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A 9-year-old girl presented with severe intermittent upper abdominal pain and bilious vomiting for 1 day. Abdominal echography demonstrated severe distension of the gallbladder with marked change in its long axis. Torsion of the gallbladder was suspected preoperatively. Counter-clockwise rotation of the gallbladder around its neck for more than 180 degrees with necrosis of the whole gallbladder was found during the emergency laparotomy. Choleystectomy was performed smoothly after detorsion of the gallbladder. The postoperative recovery was uneventful. Although torsion of the gallbladder is rarely reported in children, we should keep this possibility in mind as a differential diagnosis of acute abdomen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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