Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 108--110

Left-sided gall bladder: Report of two cases

RK Chrungoo, SL Kachroo, Ashwani K Sharma, Arshad Bashir Khan, Aga Syed Nadim 
 Department of Surgery, Govt. Medical College, Bakshi Nagar, Jammu - 180 001, (J and K), India

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R K Chrungoo
Department of Surgery, Govt. Medical College, Bakshi Nagar, Jammu - 180 001, (J and K)
India

Left-sided gall bladder without situs inversus viscerum is a rare albeit recognized clinical entity. We report our experience of two cases of left-sided gall bladder in two women aged 36 and 48 who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for chronic calculous cholecystitis. Left-sided gall bladder may provide an unusual surprise to the surgeons during laparoscopy as routine pre-operative studies may not always detect the anomaly. Awareness of the unpredictable confluence of the cystic duct into the common bile duct (CBD) and selective use of intraoperative cholangiography aid in the safe laparoscopic management of this unusual entity.


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Chrungoo R K, Kachroo S L, Sharma AK, Khan AB, Nadim AS. Left-sided gall bladder: Report of two cases.J Min Access Surg 2007;3:108-110


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Chrungoo R K, Kachroo S L, Sharma AK, Khan AB, Nadim AS. Left-sided gall bladder: Report of two cases. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Sep 25 ];3:108-110
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