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Uncommon cause of acute abdomen: volvulus of gallbladder with necrosis. Case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  21682104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gallbladder volvulus is a rare condition which can mimic an acute cholecystitis. This condition is characterized from a rotation of the gallbladder on its mesentery along the axis of the cystic duct and cystic artery. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult. This is an acute surgical emergency that must be treated with immediate detorsion and cholecystectomy. We report a case of acute gallbladder torsion in an elderly man and review the clinical aspects of the disease in the context of the available literature.
Authors:
Chiara Bagnato; PieroVincenzo Lippolis; Giuseppe Zocco; Christian Galatioto; Massimo Seccia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annali italiani di chirurgia     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0003-469X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ital Chir     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372343     Medline TA:  Ann Ital Chir     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
U.O. Universitaria Chirurgia Generale e d'Urgenza AOUP, Pisa, Italy. chiara_bagnato@yahoo.it
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