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
NELSON PA, SCHMITZ RL, PERUTSEA S. ANOMALOUS POSITION OF THE GALL BLADDER WITHIN THE FALCIFORM LIGAMENT. AMA Arch Surg. 1953;66(5):679–681. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1953.01260030698018
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.