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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 629129, 4 pages
Case Report

Gallbladder Volvulus Presenting as Acute Appendicitis

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Clinton Township, MI 48038, USA

Received 23 April 2015; Accepted 10 June 2015

Academic Editor: Akihiro Cho

Copyright © 2015 Zachary Bauman 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.


We encountered a case of gallbladder volvulus in an 88-year-old thin female in which the initial presentation was more consistent with that of acute appendicitis. After complete work-up, including physical exam, lab work, and computed tomography, the definite diagnosis of gallbladder volvulus was not made until intraoperative visualization was obtained. Gallbladder volvulus is a rare but serious condition, which requires a high clinical suspicion so prompt surgical intervention can be undertaken.