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South African Journal of Surgery

versão On-line ISSN 2078-5151

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.50 no.3 Cape Town Ago. 2012

 

SHORT REPORT

 

Beware the left-sided gallbladder

 

 

S AlharthiI; M BernonI; J E J KrigeII

IMB ChB, FCS (SA); Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, and Surgical Gastroenterology Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape Town
IIMB ChB, MSc, FACS, FRCS, FCS (SA); Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, and Surgical Gastroenterology Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape Town

 

 


ABSTRACT

A left-sided gallbladder is a rare biliary anomaly with a prevalence of 0.2%. Its identification is important because of the numerous and potentially hazardous associated biliary and vascular anomalies that may be encountered during surgery.


 

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