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CASE REPORT  ORAL AND GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES: IMAGING STATE OF THE ART AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL FEATURES 

Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2017 November;176(11):601-2

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.17.03553-7

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

The role of ultrasonography in gallbladder duplication

Graziella DI GREZIA 1, Saverio PIGNATA 2, Roberta RELLA 1, Antonio RAUCCI 1, Gianluca GATTA 1

1 Department of Radiology, Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, Naples, Italy; 2 Tricarico Private Hospital, Belvedere Marittimo, Cosenza, Italy


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Gallbladder duplication is a rare congenital biliary malformation that occurs during the fourth and fifth embryonic week in about one in 4000 births. It may be diagnosed incidentally or during radiological investigation to symptoms associated with cholelithiasis and cholecystitis. Surgery of both structures is indicated only in symptomatic patients and in these cases pre-operative diagnosis is essential to prevent possible complication. Surgery is not recommended for asymptomatic double gallbladder. We describe a case of asymptomatic gallbladder duplication and we assess the role of ultrasonography.


KEY WORDS: Gallbladder - Congenital abnormalities - Ultrasonography

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