Unusual Presentation of Gall Bladder Perforation

  • OA Egwuonwu
  • GU Chianakwana
  • OA Ulebe
  • TU Mbaeri
Keywords: Gall bladder perforation, Peptic ulcer disease, Niemeier's Classification

Abstract

Background: Gall bladder perforation (GBP) is a rare but life threatening complication of cholecystitis. Therefore, it continues to be an important problem for the surgeon. Aim: To report a case of perforated gall bladder mimicking perforated peptic ulcer disease. Methods: A case report of gall bladder perforation that was managed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital. Result: A 67 years old woman who had a clinical diagnosis of perforated peptic ulcer disease secondary to chronic NSAID use but with intra-operative finding of Niemeier's type II gall bladder perforation. Conclusion: High index of suspicion is required to diagnose perforated gall bladder mimicking perforated peptic ulcer disease. Keywords: Gall bladder perforation, Peptic ulcer disease, Niemeier's Classification
Published
2013-03-08
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN:
print ISSN: 2141-162X