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HPB Surgery
Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 147-148
Case Report

Gallbladder Volvulus

1Department of Surgery, The American-British Cowdray Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico
2Moras #306–101, Colonia del Valle, Delegacion B. Juarez, Mexico, D.F. 03100, Mexico

Received 9 July 1992; Accepted 2 August 1992

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A case of torsion of the gallbladder is presented. This is a rare condition that occurs more frequently in elderly females, it is associated with anatomical variants related to abnormal fixation of the gallbladder to the liver bed. It is usually diagnosed at laparotomy and treatment consists of cholecystectomy. This condition should be suspected in elderly females with acute cholecystitis or acute abdominal pain of unknown origin.