| UNUSUAL CASE
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 256-258
High insertion of cystic duct at the gallbladder fundus: An undescribed anomaly!
Gabriel Rodrigues, Shruti Rahul Pandit, Afroz Khan, Bharath Veerabharappa, Balaji Jayasankar, Rasagna Anaparti
Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
The anatomy of the biliary tree is complex, and its variations of both intra- and extra-hepatic bile ducts can be found in approximately 30% of the general population. These variations are not picked up on routine pre-operative investigations of patients planned for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and often present as an unusual 'surprise' and a challenge that can make dissection in the Calot's triangle difficult leading to iatrogenic injury. We present a case of a 53-year-old female with an undescribed anomaly encountered during an LC. There was a high insertion of the cystic duct into the fundus of the gallbladder. No such anomaly has been described in literature till date.
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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