Accession Number:

ADA514784

Title:

Gallbladder Duplication: Evaluation, Treatment, and Classification

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TACOMA WA

Report Date:

2010-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Duplicate gallbladder is a rare congenital anomaly resulting from abnormalities in embryogenesis during the fifth and sixth weeks of gestation. Approximately 210 cases have been described. Variations include duplicate, triplicate, and septated gallbladder. We encountered a 15-year old girl with both a duplicated gallbladder and a duplicated cystic duct who underwent successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This combination is extremely unusual, and based upon our findings in this case and a review of the literature, we propose the Unified Classification of Multiple Gallbladders.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE