LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY IN A PATIENT WITH EMPYEMA OF THE GALLBLADDER AND SITUS-INVERSUS


GOH P., TEKANT Y. , SHANG N., NGOI S.

ENDOSCOPY, vol.24, pp.799-800, 1992 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2007-1010589
  • Title of Journal : ENDOSCOPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.799-800

Abstract

The successful performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with situs inversus viscerum and empyema of the gallbladder is reported. The 62-year-old man presented with pain in the left upper quadrant associated with fever, chills, nausea and vomiting. The abdomen was tender with guarding and a palpable globular mass in the same region. CT scan demonstrated a distended gallbladder with thick shaggy walls which contained a 2 cm gallstone in the neck and also revealed dextrocardia and situs inversus. The patient's post-operative recovery was uneventful.