Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 94–95 | Cite as

Ectopic Liver Tissue on the Gallbladder: a Rare Incidental Finding

  • Narendra PanditEmail author
  • Rupesh Sah
  • Robal Lacoul
Images in Surgery


Ectopic liver is a rare developmental anomaly that most commonly is incidentally detected in the abdomen, with the gallbladder being the most common site during laparoscopic surgery. Although the natural course of the ectopic liver is unpredictable, rarely they can become symptomatic due to torsion, necrosis, rupture, pyloric obstruction, and malignant transformation. Here, we report an interesting image of an ectopic liver on the gallbladder with its own vascular supply, detected during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with gallstone-induced acute pancreatitis.


Ectopic Gallbladder Liver Cholecystectomy 


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The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.


We declare that this manuscript represents valid work and that neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under the present authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere and the authorship of this article will not be contested by anyone whose name(s) is/are not listed here, and that the order of authorship as placed in the manuscript is final and accepted by the co-authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgical Gastroenterology Division, Department of SurgeryB P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS)DharanNepal

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