Perforated gallbladder

Discussion:

Gallbladder perforation is a relatively rare complication that can occur in a number of situations, but occur most common as a result of acute cholecystitis. It carries a relatively high morality rate 1.

According to the Niemeier classification this case was a type I perforated gallbladder 2.

A cholecystectomy was performed for this patient immediately after the perforated gallbladder was seen. Despite the patient's age, 5 days after the operation the patient was discharged to home in very good condition.

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