Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 336–337 | Cite as

Reoperation for a symptomatic double gallbladder

  • R. Silvis
  • A. J. M. van Wieringen
  • C. H. R. van der Werken
Case Reports


A case of a complicated postoperative course after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which, ultimately, gallbladder duplication was suspected and confirmed at laparotomy is described. The diagnostic tools, differential diagnosis, and therapy are discussed. After open cholecystectomy patients' complaints dissolved. Awareness of the possibility of a double gallbladder in case of persisting symptoms after laparoscopic cholecystectomy can lead to diagnosis of this condition at an earlier stage.

Key words

Laparoscopy Double gallbladder 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Silvis
    • 1
  • A. J. M. van Wieringen
    • 2
  • C. H. R. van der Werken
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospital UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryOudenrijn HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands

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