Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 9, Issue 9, pp 998–1000 | Cite as

A double or bilobar gallbladder as a cause of severe complications after (laparoscopic) cholecystectomy

  • Th. G. de Leeuw
  • P. C. M. Verbeek
  • E. A. J. Rauws
  • D. J. Gouma
Case Reports


A double or bilobar gallbladder is a rare congenital anomaly. If not recognized during preoperative evaluation or operation, it can cause severe complications. We describe two cases in which a second operation had to be performed because of the presence of a second or bilobar gallbladder that was not recognized in the preoperative evaluation and during (laparoscopic) cholecystectomy. The types of anomalies, the concomitant pathology, and treatment are discussed.

Key words

Double or bilobar gallbladder Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Th. G. de Leeuw
    • 1
  • P. C. M. Verbeek
    • 1
  • E. A. J. Rauws
    • 2
  • D. J. Gouma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryAcademic Medical CentreAmsterdam-Z.O.The Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyAcademic Medical CentreAmsterdam-Z.O.The Netherlands

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