Gallbladder Volvulus Presenting as Acute Appendicitis
Bauman Z, Ruggero J, and Lim J. Gallbladder volvulus presenting as acute appendicitis. Case Rep Surg 2015; 2015:629129.
Case Rep Surg
We encountered a case of gallbladder volvulus in an 88-year-old thin female in which the initial presentation was more consistent with that of acute appendicitis. After complete work-up, including physical exam, lab work, and computed tomography, the definite diagnosis of gallbladder volvulus was not made until intraoperative visualization was obtained. Gallbladder volvulus is a rare but serious condition, which requires a high clinical suspicion so prompt surgical intervention can be undertaken.