Large duplicated gallbladder: a rare congenital anomaly


  • Bhimarao Patil Department of Radiology, Lifeline Hospital, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman, Oman
  • Rashmi M. Nagaraju Department of Radiology, Lifeline Hospital, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman, Oman



Duplicated, Duplication, Gall bladder, Rare congenital anomaly


Gall bladder duplication is a rare congenital anomaly, which may be asymptomatic or may present with disorders similar to that of a single gall bladder. The finding is important due to its association with biliary ductal and hepatic arterial anatomical variations, which may lead to inadvertent complications during laparoscopic surgery. We present a case of duplicated gallbladder with one of the gall bladder appearing large, elongated and coiled, without signs of cholelithiasis / cholecystitis. MRCP was helpful in tracing the two cystic ducts. This case emphasizes on importance of pre-operative anatomical delineation with MRCP in unsuspecting cases in order to minimize the incidence of post surgical complications.


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How to Cite

Patil, B., & Nagaraju, R. M. (2021). Large duplicated gallbladder: a rare congenital anomaly. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 9(7), 2117–2120.



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