2016, Number 1
Revista Cubana de Cirugía 2016; 55 (1)
Ramírez LC, Cruz RJ, Toledo RH, Ramos RJ, Zurbano FJ, O´farril HM
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ABSTRACTGallbladder torsion is an uncommon clinical entity. It is known to occur when of the gallbladder rotation occurs along the axis of the cystic duct and vascular pedicle, with affectation of vascular irrigation in a complete or incomplete form. This article presents a 98-year-old woman, who was hospitalized for emergency surgical treatment with a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis; gallbladder torsion was diagnosed in the operative act. This disease is more frequently found in females and aged patients. The positive preoperative diagnosis of gallbladder torsion is much difficult and is frequently carried out in the operative act. The chosen treatment is to distortion of the gallbladder and cholecystectomy. Knowing gallbladder torsion will permit avoiding the complications derived from an overdue medical intervention.