Left-sided gallbladder

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Left-sided gallbladder

Left-sided gallbladder is a very rare condition where the gallbladder is situated on the left side of the abdomen instead of the right. The gallbladder is important for digestion as it contains a chemical called bile which helps digest fats and cholesterol. Typically, having the gallbladder on the left side of the abdomen does not cause any problems. The condition only becomes a problem when detecting gallbladder infection, or cholecystitis, and if abdominal surgery is needed for a different purpose.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Left-sided gallbladder" returned 10 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

True left-sided gallbladder with variations of bile duct and cholecystic vein.
 

Author(s): Hiromichi Ishii, Akinori Noguchi, Mie Onishi, Koji Takao, Takahiro Maruyama, Hiroaki Taiyoh, Yasunobu Araki, Takeshi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Izumi, Naoki Tani, Masahide Yamaguchi, Tetsuro Yamane

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2015 Jun;21(21):6754-8.

 

A left-sided gallbladder without a right-sided round ligament, which is called a true left-sided gallbladder, is extremely rare. A 71-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to a gallbladder polyp. Computed tomography (CT) revealed not only a gallbladder polyp but also the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Single-incision cholecystectomy for left-sided gallbladder.
 

Author(s): Steven R Bonomo, Benjamin R Veenstra, Thomas M Komar, Harry M Richter

Journal: JSLS. ;18(2):338-41.

 

True left-sided gallbladder (sinistroposition) is a rare anatomic anomaly in which the gallbladder is found to the left of the falciform ligament, under the left lobe of the liver. Though uncommon, it is important for the surgeon to recognize this finding because the ductal anatomy ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Left-sided gallbladder: an incidental finding on laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
 

Author(s): Amin Makni, Houcine Magherbi, Rachid Ksantini, Wael Rebai, Zoubeir Ben Safta

Journal: Asian J Surg. 2012 Apr;35(2):93-5.

 

Transposition of the gallbladder to the left side without situs inversus viscerum is rare. These gallbladders are situated under the left lobe of the liver between Segment III and IV or on Segment III to the left of the falciform ligament. This is a report of a 50-year-old woman who ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Left-sided gallbladder" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for a left-sided gallbladder.
 

Author(s): Mazen E Iskandar, Agnes Radzio, Merab Krikhely, I Michael Leitman

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Sep;19(35):5925-8.

 

Cholecystectomy is a common procedure. Abnormalities in the anatomy of the biliary system are common but an abnormal location of the gallbladder is much rarer. Despite frequent pre-operative imaging, the aberrant location of the gallbladder is commonly discovered at surgery. This ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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