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May 1953

ANOMALOUS POSITION OF THE GALL BLADDER WITHIN THE FALCIFORM LIGAMENT

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Department of Surgery, Stritch School of Medicine of Loyola University, and Mercy Hospital.; Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Stritch School of Medicine, and Senior Attending Surgeon, Mercy Hospital (Dr. Nelson).; Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Stritch School of Medicine, and Associate Attending Surgeon, Mercy Hospital (Dr. Schmitz).; Resident in Surgery, Mercy Hospital (Dr. Perutsea).

AMA Arch Surg. 1953;66(5):679-681. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1953.01260030698018
Abstract

AMONG the congenital anomalies of the gall bladder are those of position. The following anomalous locations have been reported: intrahepatic,1 attached to the left lobe of the liver,2 free-floating,3 retroperitoneal,4 and within the abdominal wall.5 In situs transversus, the gall bladder will, of course, be left-sided, but its relation to the liver and hepatoduodenal ligament will be otherwise normal.

No report has been found by us of a case similar to the one to be reported.

REPORT OF A CASE  A 36-year-old Negro man reported to the Mercy Hospital free dispensary on Oct. 26, 1951, for treatment of asthma, which he had had for eight years. Except for his respiratory complaints, a system review was negative, nor had he had any significant illness in the past. His mother died at age 66 of some type of gall-bladder disease, but the details were unknown to the

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