J Korean Radiol Soc.  2004 Sep;51(3):313-316. 10.3348/jkrs.2004.51.3.313.

Imaging Findings of Acute Torsion of the Gallbladder: Case Report

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Korea. phrenia@korea.co.kr

Abstract

Torsion of the gallbladder is a rare and acute abdominal condition. Even with the recent advances in radiologic imaging modalities, it is difficult to make a correct preoperative diagnosis of gallbladder torsion. We recently experienced a case of gallbladder torsion at the body portion in which an accurate preoperative diagnosis could be made on the gray scale and by using color Doppler ultrasonography. We report the imaging and operative findings with particular emphasis on the ultrasonographic "whirlpool sign".

Keyword

Gallbladder, torsion; Computed tomography (CT); Ultrasound (US)

MeSH Terms

Diagnosis
Gallbladder*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
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