Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 28, Issue 6, pp 654–657 | Cite as

Duplicate gallbladder: an unusual case report

  • B. Singh
  • L. Ramsaroop
  • L. Allopi
  • J. Moodley
  • K. S. Satyapal
Anatomic Variations


Duplication of the gallbladder, a rare congenital anomaly, is important in clinical practice as it may cause some clinical, surgical and diagnostic problems. In this report we present a case of duplicated gallbladder diagnosed serendipitously in a 63-year-old male patient who had previously undergone successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy (confirmed histologically) approximately a year before for gallstones. The patient was re-admitted with obstructive jaundice. An abdominal computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance cholangiogram both revealed the presence of a gallbladder, which was thereafter removed at surgery undertaken to palliate the jaundice.


Gallbladder Duplicate Cholecystectomy Laparoscopy Anatomical variation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Singh
    • 1
  • L. Ramsaroop
    • 2
  • L. Allopi
    • 1
  • J. Moodley
    • 1
  • K. S. Satyapal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, College of Health SciencesUniversity of KwaZulu NatalCongellaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, Westville Campus, College of Health SciencesUniversity of KwaZulu NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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