Septate gall bladder: a surgical surprise with review of literature


  • Kaptan Singh Department of Surgery, Fortis hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
  • Atul S. Joshi Department of Surgery, Fortis hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
  • Agrawal K. Khemchand Department of Casualty in Emergency, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, India
  • Hariom Sheoran Department of Surgery, Fortis hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
  • Priti Rabadiya Department of Surgery, Fortis hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
  • Meenakshi Malhotra Department of Laboratory Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India



Septate gall bladder, Double gall bladder, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy


Septate gallbladder is a rare congenital anomaly, which can present a challenge for the surgeon who performs laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The common first line modality for screening in symptomatic gallbladder pathology is still ultrasonography. Preoperative diagnosis of this anomaly is not common. Pre- operative diagnosis and being acquainted with this anomaly decreases the possibility of injury to the biliary tract, the number of postoperative complications and the possible need for further surgical procedures. We present a case of septate gallbladder, which was diagnosed during the operative procedure. Despite the finding of a septate gallbladder, the performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy was uneventful.

Author Biography

Kaptan Singh, Department of Surgery, Fortis hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India

Dept. of general and minimal access surgery, fortis hospital, Mohali


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