This is the first report of a non-traumatic detached gallbladder noted incidentally during an elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Gallbladder surgery is commonly performed, and many unfamiliar anatomical and pathological findings have been reported. Complete disconnection of the gallbladder from the liver bed, cystic artery and duct has been previously described following trauma, but to the best of the authors’ knowledge this is the only published report of non-traumatic gallbladder detachment. This report is significant as it presents a previously unreported finding that may confront a surgeon during the common surgical procedure of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
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