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Floating gallbladder: a questionable prelude to torsion: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10698412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 55-year-old woman had recurrent bouts of low substernal and epigastric pain radiating into the interscapular region. A hepatobiliary scan initially showed what was believed to be a dilated common bile duct and nonvisualization of the gallbladder. A delayed image obtained after having the patient move about revealed the presence of a filled gallbladder and normal common bile duct. The combination of recurrent pain with this scintigraphic picture may be representative of a floating gallbladder or an incomplete torsion with spontaneous detorsion. This case is presented to describe the scintigraphic appearance of a mobile gallbladder that may be prone to volvulus and to emphasize the importance of obtaining decubitus or oblique views at the end of a hepatobiliary study in selected cases of unusual findings.
K P Lyons; S Challa; D Abrahm; B M Kennelly
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0363-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-16     Completed Date:  2000-03-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, California 92663-6100, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Common Bile Duct / radionuclide imaging
Gallbladder / radionuclide imaging*
Gallbladder Diseases / radionuclide imaging*
Middle Aged
Torsion Abnormality / radionuclide imaging

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