A Rare Etiology of Acute Abdomen Syndrome: Gallbladder Torsion

Arslan Yusuf, Demir Hakan, Altintoprak Fatih, Gunduz Yasemin, Uzunoglu Yener


Acute abdomen syndrome is a frequently encountered clinical condition in emergency departments and includes a wide spectrum of surgical diagnoses. On the other hand, gallbladder torsion is a very rarely seen cause of the acute abdomen syndrome. A 74-year-old male patient admitted to the emergency department with abdominal pain present for two days, with gradually increasing intensity. Diffuse tenderness and guarding was present in the abdominal examination with positive Murphy sign. According to the radiologic evaluation, the patient was taken to the operation room under emergency condition with the preliminary diagnosis of gallbladder perforation. Total gallbladder necrosis due to torsion was detected in operation and cholecystectomy was performed. This case has been presented because of its rare incidence and emphasize that its preoperative diagnosis is very difficult.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jmc1293e


Perforation; Gallbladder torsion; Surgery; Acute abdomen syndrome

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