Hong Kong Med J 2007;13:475-7 | Number 6, December 2007
Perforation of the gall bladder following typhoid fever-induced ileal perforation
Vaibhav Saxena, Somprakas Basu, CLN Sharma
Department of General Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Gall bladder perforation is a potentially life-threatening condition. Spontaneous perforation is infrequent and rarely seen in the absence of gallstones but gall bladder perforation is an occasional complication of typhoid fever. If such perforations are not treated in time, mortality rates are very high. We report a case of gall bladder perforation complicating typhoid fever following enteric perforation of the ileum necessitating sequential laparotomies during the same admission.
Key words: Gallbladder diseases; Ileal diseases; Intestinal perforation; Typhoid fever
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