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Vol 64, No 3 (2005)
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Submitted: 2012-02-06
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A variant of the double gallbladder. A possible cause of cholelithiasis?

Basilios Papaziogas, Charalambos Lazaridis, George Paraskevas, John Koutelidakis, Panagiotis Katsinelos, Basilios Oikonomou, Grigoris Chatzimavroudis, Marios Grigoriou, Konstantinos Atmatzidis
Folia Morphol 2005;64(3):229-232.

open access

Vol 64, No 3 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2005-06-22
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Congenital duplication of the gallbladder is a rare anatomical malformation, which is usually discovered as an incidental finding during cholecystectomy. We report a case of a double gallbladder in a 45-year-old woman, which was discovered during laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis. As it was not possible to identify the anatomical structures safely, the procedure was converted to open cholecystectomy. Inspection of the resected gallbladder showed that it consisted of 2 chambers with separate cystic ducts, which communicated through an ostium. Both chambers contained multiple gallstones. The inadequate drainage of the second chamber could be considered as a predisposing factor for the development of cholelithiasis in this case.

Abstract

Congenital duplication of the gallbladder is a rare anatomical malformation, which is usually discovered as an incidental finding during cholecystectomy. We report a case of a double gallbladder in a 45-year-old woman, which was discovered during laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis. As it was not possible to identify the anatomical structures safely, the procedure was converted to open cholecystectomy. Inspection of the resected gallbladder showed that it consisted of 2 chambers with separate cystic ducts, which communicated through an ostium. Both chambers contained multiple gallstones. The inadequate drainage of the second chamber could be considered as a predisposing factor for the development of cholelithiasis in this case.
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Keywords

congenital; double gallbladder; cholelithiasis; cholecystectomy

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Title

A variant of the double gallbladder. A possible cause of cholelithiasis?

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 64, No 3 (2005)

Pages

229-232

Published online

2005-06-22

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2005;64(3):229-232.

Keywords

congenital
double gallbladder
cholelithiasis
cholecystectomy

Authors

Basilios Papaziogas
Charalambos Lazaridis
George Paraskevas
John Koutelidakis
Panagiotis Katsinelos
Basilios Oikonomou
Grigoris Chatzimavroudis
Marios Grigoriou
Konstantinos Atmatzidis

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