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Congenital anomalies


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 10 February 2013, last major update September 2012
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● Occurs when caudal bud is incompletely developed or when solid stage of bud is not recanalized
● Associated with extrahepatic biliary atresia

Micro description

● Compressed epithelium-lined structures, fibrous tissue, smooth muscle strands, inflammatory cells in gallbladder fossa and porta hepatis

Differential diagnosis

● Acquired postinflammatory fibrotic contraction

End of Gallbladder > Congenital anomalies > Hypoplasia

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