Skip to main content
Log in

Gall bladder duplication - A rare anomaly detected on preoperative imaging

  • Disputes and Images in Surgery
  • Published:
Hellenic Journal of Surgery

Abstract

Congenital anomalies are frequently encountered in surgery. They pose a dilemma in surgical decision-making and if undetected, they may lead to surgical complications. Gallbladder duplication is a rare anomaly with an incidence of 1 in 3000-4000. Preoperative imaging is often the only modality of diagnosis, as there are no specific symptoms for the pathology. Preoperative diagnosis and appreciation and of this anomaly is especially important to prevent possible surgical complications.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or Ebook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  1. Boyden EA. The accessory gall-bladder–an embryological and comparative study of aberrant biliary vesicles occurring in man and the domestic mammals. Am J Anat 1926;38:177–231.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Ozgen A, Akata D, Arat A, Demirkazik FB, Ozmen MN, Akhan O. Gallbladder duplication: imaging findings and differential considerations. Abdominal Imaging 1999;24:285–8.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  3. Gocmen R, Yesilkaya Y. Imaging findings of gallbladder duplication due to two cases: case report and review of literature. Med Ultrason 2012;14:358–60.

    PubMed  Google Scholar 

  4. Kim RD, Zendejas I, Velopulos C, et al. Duplicate gallbladder arising from the left hepatic duct: report of a case. Surg Today 2009;39:536–9.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Shamita Chatterjee.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Chatterjee, S., Mahato, S.P., Nayak, S.D. et al. Gall bladder duplication - A rare anomaly detected on preoperative imaging. Hellenic J Surg 87, 432–433 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13126-015-0253-y

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13126-015-0253-y

Keywords

Navigation