James E. Kreisle, MD
To the editor: Table 2 of the recent article by Marton and Doubilet (1) lists reasons for nonvisualization of the gallbladder by oral cholecystography. To this list I suggest adding the unexpected transposition of the abdominal viscera. I have observed two cases in which this condition was found to be the cause of "nonvisualization." I saw the first case when I was a medical student in 1941 at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and I saw the second case quite recently in a patient of my Austin colleague, Dr. John Marietta.
The right-sided presence of a gastric air bubble or
Kreisle JE. Transposition of the Abdominal Viscera and "Nonvisualization of the
Gallbladder". Ann Intern Med. ;110:327. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-4-327_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(4):327.
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