Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 808751, 2 pages
Case Report

Torsion of Wandering Gallbladder following Colonoscopy

Department of Surgery, Northeast Health Wangaratta, Wangaratta, VIC 3677, Australia

Received 17 April 2013; Accepted 16 June 2013

Academic Editor: Gianfranco D. Alpini

Copyright © 2013 Sean R. Warfe et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Torsion of the gallbladder is an uncommon condition that may present as an acute abdomen. Its preoperative diagnosis can often be challenging due to its variable presentation, with specific sonographic signs seen infrequently. We describe, to our knowledge, the first case of torsion of a wandering gallbladder following a colonoscopy in a 69-year-old female who presented with acute abdominal pain after procedure. This was discovered intraoperatively, and after a subsequent cholecystectomy, she had an uncomplicated recovery.