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Suprahepatic Gallbladder



Suprahepatic gallbladders have been reported in the literature dating back to 1965. However, their etiology and consequences remain unclear.


A case of a patient being treated for biliary dyskinesia with an incidental finding of suprahepatic gallbladder is presented along with a literature review on the causes, effects, and management of a suprahepatic gallbladder.


Patient underwent a robotic-assisted laparoscopic cholecystectomy without complications and had an uneventful recovery. Vigilance must be used to rule out ectopic gallbladder location in a patient with atypical biliary symptoms.

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Hessey, J.A., Halpin, L. & Simo, K.A. Suprahepatic Gallbladder. J Gastrointest Surg 19, 1382–1384 (2015).

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