Gallbladder Torsion

Marilyn Wong, MBChB, Sandhya Pillai, MD

Department of General Surgery, North Shore Hospital, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand (both authors).


Introduction: Gallbladder torsion is uncommon and difficult to diagnose before surgery.

Case Description: We present a case of gallbladder torsion and review the literature on etiology, clinical presentation, radiological diagnosis, and intraoperative pitfalls.

Conclusion: A high index of suspicion for this rare entity and early surgical intervention are key in reducing mortality and preventing operative complications.

Key Words: Gallbladder, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Torsion abnormality.

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