Congenital absence of the gallbladder is a rare anomaly. We report a case of agenesis of the gallbladder in a 45-year-old woman incorrectly diagnosed as cholelithiasis on preoperative ultrasound. The diagnosis of agenesis was confirmed laparoscopically with laparoscopic exploration, intraoperative ultrasound and cholangiography. Formal laparotomy was avoided. Difficulties in management during laparoscopic surgery are discussed. A review of the literature is presented.
|Titolo:||Diagnosi laparoscopica di agenesia della colecisti : caso clinico|
REBUFFAT, CARLO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||agenesis of the gallbladder ; laparoscopy ; intraoperative ultrasound|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|