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January 1965

Suprahepatic Position of the Gallbladder: A Report of an Unusual Case

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Queen of Angels Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1965;90(1):175-176. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1965.01320070177036

ANOMALOUS positions of the gallbladder are uncommon. However, with the increase in number of operations on the biliary tract it is expected that they will be more frequently encountered. Consequently, it is well to be cognizant of the possibilities. Such knowledge may aid in arriving at a correct preoperative diagnosis.

This report concerns a patient operated upon for another condition at which time the gallbladder was found lying between the superior surface of the liver and the anterior chest wall. We have not encountered a description of this location of the gallbladder in our readings.

Report of a Case  A clergyman, 40 years of age, was seen in the hospital in April, 1951, at which time his chief complaints were nausea, vomiting, and epigastric discomfort. Five years previously he was found to have active pulmonary tuberculosis. Three thoracoplasties were performed on the right. Two years prior to admission he received

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