Gallbladder diverticulum

Case contributed by Mohammed Ibrahim Abu Kamesh
Diagnosis certain


Epigastric pain. The abdomen was soft on clinical examination.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

The gallbladder is not optimally distended and shows a well-defined pedunculated, isoechoic, nodule measuring about 0.2 centimeters representing a polyp.

A posterior outpouching of the gallbladder wall measuring about 1 centimeter represents the gallbladder diverticulum.

Case Discussion

Gallbladder diverticula are rare congenital anatomical variations, often asymptomatic and usually discovered incidentally.

Complications include inflammation (cholecystitis) or gallstones forming within the diverticulum.

Managing gallbladder diverticula depends on their size, location, and whether they cause symptoms. This mainly involves surgical resection of the diverticulum or the entire gallbladder.

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