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en 10.5812/atr.33512 When Domestic Violence Causes Gallbladder Injuries: A Case Report of Gallbladder Perforation When Domestic Violence Causes Gallbladder Injuries: A Case Report of Gallbladder Perforation case-report case-report

Traumatic injuries to the gallbladder are rare. This is attributed to its anatomical location and protection by the liver. Direct penetrating trauma is the commonest mechanism of injury. Here is the report of a 27-year-old otherwise healthy male who sustained gallbladder perforation following the penetration of abdominal injury in a domestic fight. A high index of suspicion is necessary for early diagnosis. He safely underwent an open cholecystectomy and his postoperative recovery was uneventful.

Traumatic injuries to the gallbladder are rare. This is attributed to its anatomical location and protection by the liver. Direct penetrating trauma is the commonest mechanism of injury. Here is the report of a 27-year-old otherwise healthy male who sustained gallbladder perforation following the penetration of abdominal injury in a domestic fight. A high index of suspicion is necessary for early diagnosis. He safely underwent an open cholecystectomy and his postoperative recovery was uneventful.

Gallbladder Perforation;Domestic Violence;Open Cholecystectomy Gallbladder Perforation;Domestic Violence;Open Cholecystectomy http://www.archtrauma.com/index.php?page=article&article_id=33512 Paul K Okeny Paul K Okeny Department of Surgery, Gulu Regional Referral and Teaching Hospital, Gulu, Uganda; Department of Surgery, Gulu Regional Referral and Teaching Hospital, P. O. Box: 160, Gulu, Uganda Department of Surgery, Gulu Regional Referral and Teaching Hospital, Gulu, Uganda; Department of Surgery, Gulu Regional Referral and Teaching Hospital, P. O. Box: 160, Gulu, Uganda Geoffrey Ndikaboona Geoffrey Ndikaboona Department of Surgery, Gulu Regional Referral and Teaching Hospital, Gulu, Uganda Department of Surgery, Gulu Regional Referral and Teaching Hospital, Gulu, Uganda