Accessory gallbladder

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Accessory gallbladders are a rare anatomical variant occurring in 0.03% of cases (approximately 1 in 3000 people). They can arise from either the left or right hepatic ducts or both. Accessory gallbladders arise from a bifid diverticulum of the hepatic duct in the 5th or 6th week of development 1.Accessory gallbladders are associated with higher incidence of pathologies.


Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 22461
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Accessory gallbladders

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