Anomalous radiological and clinical demonstration of gallbladder duplication in an asymptomatic pregnant female


COD: 2660_20_01_2017_EP Categorie: , ,

Petrou Athanasios, Silva Michael, Manzelli Antonio, Ricciardi Edoardo, Kourounis Georgios,
Soonawalla Zahir

Ann Ital Chir, Digital Edition 2017, 6
Epub, Jan. 20

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Gallbladder duplication is an uncommon congenital anatomical deviation encompassing a number of variants. The morphological
difference occurs during budding of the hepatic diverticulum. We report the case of an asymptomatic pregnant
woman who was incidentally found to have a large subhepatic cyst on ultrasound. The case highlights the difficulty in
diagnosing large gallbladder duplication and the different radiological imaging available to surgeons to aid in mapping
such anatomical variants. We propose that this case holds valuable lessons for both radiologists and surgeons when considering
the differential diagnosis and management of large hepatobiliary cysts.