Gallbladder duplication

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Incidental finding in a patient with left renal colic.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

There are two gallbladders draining into a single cystic duct.
The most medial gallbladder contains some microcalculi in the infundibulum.
The bile ducts are not dilated.

There is also left obstructive uropathy from ureteral stones with a urinoma.

Case Discussion

Variants of gallbladder duplication exist, differentiated by the presence of 1 or 2 cystic ducts and completeness of division of the gallbladder.

Case Courtesy Dr.ssa Luisa Coletta

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Case information

rID: 51708
Published: 4th Mar 2017
Last edited: 7th Mar 2017
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