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Left-sided sinistroposition of the gall bladder: incidental presentation during elective cholecystectomy
  1. Nilesh H Doctor,
  2. Vijay Waman Dhakre
  1. Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vijay Waman Dhakre, vddrvijayd{at}


A 59-year-old male patient presented with mild gallstone pancreatitis. He underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy during the same admission, where we encountered a left-sided gall bladder (GB). This was managed during laparoscopic surgery by modifying the laparoscopic port positions, and we did not encounter any other variations in the biliary anatomy. Thorough knowledge regarding anatomical variations of the GB will help in managing rare cases and avoid injuries to vital structures.

  • pancreas and biliary tract
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • pancreatitis
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  • Contributors VWD collected pictures and wrote the manuscript. NHD added vital data in discussion and did final proof-reading.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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