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Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 81, Issue 4, pp 403–404 | Cite as

Gallbladder Volvulus

  • Prathvi ShettyEmail author
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Abstract

Gallbladder volvulus or gallbladder torsion is an uncommon condition in which the gallbladder twists on its long axis leading to the compromise of its blood supply. Its incidence is more in elderly women. The diagnosis of gallbladder volvulus is usually difficult and is found intraoperatively. It can be treated safely with laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Keywords

Gallbladder volvulus Gallbladder torsion Twists Gangrene 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General surgeryFather Muller Medical College and HospitalMangaloreIndia

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