A rare case of double gall bladder: a case report and review of literature

Gurushantappa Yalagachin, Abhijit D. Hiregoudar, Ashika Bagur, Abhishek Choudhari


Double gall bladder is a rare congenital anomaly of the Hepatobiliary system with an incidence of 1:4000 due to abnormalities resulting during the embryogenesis during fourth to sixth week of gestation. Boyden was first to describe the duplication of the gallbladder and Harlaftis classification describes three types for the duplication of the gallbladder. Preoperative diagnosis of the duplication of the gallbladder has to be confirmed to minimise the complications during the surgery and post operatively. Sometimes the duplication of the gallbladder is missed preoperatively and hence increasing the risk and complications during the cholecystectomy. MRCP is the investigation of choice for preoperative diagnosis of the duplication and the laparoscopic cholecystectomy being the treatment of choice for the double gallbladder. We encountered a 25 year old girl with duplicate gallbladder who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy with removal of both gallbladders successfully.


Duplication of gall bladder, Double gall bladder, Accessary gallbladder, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Case report, Duplex gall bladder

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