| UNUSUAL CASE
|Year : 2006 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 23-26
Double gallbladder with different disease entities: A case report
R Vijayaraghavan, Charalingappa S Belagavi
Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Consultant Pathologist, Raj Mahal Vilas Hospital, 138, AECS Layout, Sanjaynagar, Bangalore - 560094, India
We report a rare case of gallbladder duplication in a young male patient with acute pyocoele in one vesicle and acute cholecystitis with cystadenoma in the other; another unusual feature was the absent or obliterated cystic duct in the proximal vesicle and non-communication with the second vesicle or the biliary system. Ultrasound examination had suggested a septate gallbladder; the diagnosis of dual gallbladder was made per-operatively during separation of the distal moiety which was presumed to be an adherent duodenum initially. Intraoperative cholecystogram confirmed the diagnosis and both gallbladders were removed successfully laparoscopically.
A high degree of awareness, detailed preoperative investigations when anomalies are suspected and intraoperative cholangiography are necessary for accurate detailing of the biliary tree to avoid inadvertent damage to the biliary ductal system and overlooking of second or third gallbladder during surgery.
Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Raj Mahal Vilas Hospital, 138, AECS Layout, Sanjaynagar, Bangalore - 560094
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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