Isolated gallbladder perforation following blunt abdominal trauma

  • S Cheddie
  • C G Manneh
  • N M Naidoo

Abstract

A 32-year-old man sustained an isolated perforation of the gallbladder following blunt abdominal trauma. A preoperative diagnosis was made on an ultrasound scan, which showed a pericholecystic fluid collection only. At laparotomy, a gallbladder perforation at the infundibulum was identified with a localised bile collection, warranting a cholecystectomy. Isolated gallbladder injury from blunt abdominal trauma is rare, and a high index of suspicion is required to establish the diagnosis. Cholecystectomy is the treatment of choice.

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