Jordan Wilkerson, MD, Cory Banaschak, DO, Amelie Lueders, MD, Viney Mathavan, MD. St. Vincent Hospital
This video abstract submission demonstrates an unexpected intra-operative finding of gallbladder torsion resulting in ischemia which was identified at the time of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The patient presented is a 91 year-old male who presented with concern for acute cholecystitis based on symptoms and pre-operative imaging prompting surgical intervention. During laparoscopy, the patient's gallbladder was noted to have minimal hepatic attachments resulting in an 180 degree organoaxial torsion with resulting vascular compromise. This relatively rare diagnosis, predominately seen in the elderly, represents a potential etiology of biliary symptoms that is amenable to surgery and best treated with early intervention.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 92164
Program Number: V154
Presentation Session: Video Loop Day 1
Presentation Type: VideoLoop