Acute Cholecystitis in a True Left-Sided Gallbladder - A Case Report

Savio Barreto, Dominic R. Parker, Peter Shin

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We describe our experience with a 69-year-old gentleman who presented with phlegmonous acute cholecystitis affecting a left-sided gallbladder. The cholecystectomy was successfully completed by a total laparoscopic approach. Through this Case report we highlight the possibility of occurrence of such an entity (true left-sided gallbladder), the risks entailed, and to stress the need to abandon surgical hubris in favour of wisdom in the interest of patient safety should the situation appear unclear and overtly challenging to the surgeon.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gastroenterology Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Anatomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Bile duct
  • Outcomes


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