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Rwanda Medical Journal
Rwanda Health Communication Center - Rwanda Biomedical Center (RHCC - RBC)
ISSN: 2079-097X
EISSN: 2079-097X
Vol. 76, No. 3, 2019, pp. 1-3
Bioline Code: rw19012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Rwanda Medical Journal, Vol. 76, No. 3, 2019, pp. 1-3

 en Biliary peritonitis from isolated gallbladder perforation on blunt abdominal trauma
Kubwimana, O.; Uwase, C. & Rickard, J.


Isolated gallbladder perforation on blunt abdominal injury is a rare occurrence. Clinical presentation often involves an insidious onset of symptoms, with features of peritonitis presenting one week after trauma. Here we present a 17-year old patient with generalized peritonitis on traumatic blunt gallbladder perforation. He underwent exploratory laparotomy with cholecystectomy and abdominal washout. An uneventful recovery was achieved. A substantially better prognosis is gained upon prompt diagnosis and management of gallbladder perforation following blunt abdominal trauma.

Gallbladder; Biliary peritonitis; cholecystectomy

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