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Congenital anomalies

Hourglass gallbladder

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 10 February 2013, last major update September 2012
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● Divided by central constriction
● Variant of transverse septate gallbladder divides lumen into proximal and distal cavity
● Inflammatory changes and stone formation common in distal portion
● Usually acquired, due to septum of inflamed fibrous tissue or adenomyomatous hyperplasia

End of Gallbladder > Congenital anomalies > Hourglass gallbladder

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