, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 51-53

Gallbladder torsion: case report

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Abstract

Torsion of the gallbladder (GB) is a rare, acute abdominal condition. The treatment of choice is cholecystectomy. Even with recent advances in radiologic imaging modalities, it is difficult to make a correct preoperative diagnosis of GB torsion. We report a case of GB torsion with a retrospective review of the radiologic findings of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and ultrasonography. Those findings were compared with the histopathologic findings of the surgical specimen. The radiologic findings in our case were useful for making a preoperative diagnosis of GB torsion. We postulate the characteristic magnetic resonance findings and discuss discrepancies in the evaluations of the GB wall.

Received: 20 February 2001/Accepted: 21 March 2001