Isolated gallbladder rupture following blunt abdominal trauma

  • BM Gali
  • N Ali
  • AA Bakari
  • IE Suleiman
Keywords: Blunt abdominal trauma, gallbladder rupture, isolated

Abstract

The gallbladder is a relatively well‑protected organ; consequently its rupture following blunt abdominal injury is rare and usually associated with other visceral injuries. Isolated gallbladder rupture is extremely rare. We report a healthy Nigerian adult male who sustained isolated gallbladder rupture following blunt abdominal injury from riding a motor cycle (Okada). A high index of suspicion with positive bile aspirate might lead to early diagnosis. Open cholecystectomy is a safe option of treatment in a resource poor centre especially in delayed presentation and has a good outcome.

Key words: Blunt abdominal trauma, gallbladder rupture, isolated

Published
2013-09-10
Section
Articles

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