Surgery Today

, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp 536–539

Duplicate gallbladder arising from the left hepatic duct: Report of a case

  • Robin D. Kim
  • Ivan Zendejas
  • Catherine Velopulos
  • Shiro Fujita
  • Joseph F. Magliocca
  • Liise K. Kayler
  • Chen Liu
  • Alan W. Hemming
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00595-008-3878-4

Cite this article as:
Kim, R.D., Zendejas, I., Velopulos, C. et al. Surg Today (2009) 39: 536. doi:10.1007/s00595-008-3878-4

Abstract

Gallbladder duplication is a rare congenital biliary anomaly with different morphologies depending on events at embryogenesis. This case report describes a symptomatic duplicate gallbladder arising from the left intrahepatic duct 10 years after an open cholecystectomy: this is the rarest form of gallbladder duplication. The symptoms resolved following a second open cholecystectomy. This case illustrates the importance of preoperative imaging, intraoperative cholangiography, and a high index of suspicion of anomalous gallbladder anatomy in the diagnosis and management of this rare condition. We discuss the classification of anomalous gallbladder anatomy and review previous cases, to propose a modification of the common classification scheme.

Key words

GallbladderDuplicateAccessoryCholecystectomy

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin D. Kim
    • 1
  • Ivan Zendejas
    • 1
  • Catherine Velopulos
    • 1
  • Shiro Fujita
    • 1
  • Joseph F. Magliocca
    • 1
  • Liise K. Kayler
    • 1
  • Chen Liu
    • 1
  • Alan W. Hemming
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Florida School of MedicineGainesvilleUSA