DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20222628
Published: 2022-10-29

Gallbladder agenesis, a diagnostic difficulty

Kathirazhagan Thulasilingam, Jameel Akhter

Abstract


Gallbladder agenesis is a very rare presentation where surgeons were put in a situation to diagnose the same during laparoscopy for cholecystectomy or during diagnostic laparoscopy. The preoperative diagnosis of gallbladder agenesis remains a challenge to both surgeons and radiologists. Here we present a case of gall bladder agenesis in a 59-year-old male with a preoperative diagnosis of a contracted gallbladder. Agenesis was confirmed after diagnostic laparoscopy and MRCP.


Keywords


Gallbladder, Agenesis, Cholecystectomy, Diagnostic laparoscopy

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