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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 398-400

Isolated gallbladder rupture following blunt abdominal trauma


Department of Surgery, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
B M Gali
Department of Surgery, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, PMB 1414 Maiduguri, Borno State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.113474

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The gallbladder is a relatively well-protected organ; consequently its rupture following blunt abdominal injury is rare and usually associated with other visceral injuries. Isolated gallbladder rupture is extremely rare. We report a healthy Nigerian adult male who sustained isolated gallbladder rupture following blunt abdominal injury from riding a motor cycle (Okada). A high index of suspicion with positive bile aspirate might lead to early diagnosis. Open cholecystectomy is a safe option of treatment in a resource poor centre especially in delayed presentation and has a good outcome.


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