Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in duplicated gallbladder with symptomatic cholelithiasis - Surgical approach to a rare anatomical variation


Tihan D. N. , Guner N., Duman U., Dandin O.

JOURNAL OF THE ANATOMICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, vol.65, no.1, pp.54-56, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jasi.2016.07.006
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE ANATOMICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-56

Abstract

Gallbladder could have various abnormalities; however duplication of gallbladder is a rare variation. Different classification types of the gallbladder duplication have been identified. We reported the duplicated gallbladder in a 20-year-old male who was admitted with right upper quadrant pain. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed that the patient had two separated gallbladders and also had two cystic ducts with calculi and polyp; as a next process, laparoscopic cholecystectomy was applied successfully for the treatment. This anomaly is important in term of surgical approach. (C) 2016 Anatomical Society of India. Published by Elsevier, a division of RELX India, Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved.