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Congenital anomalies

Multiseptate gallbladder

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 10 February 2013, last major update September 2012
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● Congenital or acquired
● Results from incomplete vacuolization of developing gallbladder bud or persistent “wrinkling” of gall bladder wall
● 3-10 communicating compartments lined by columnar epithelium
● Septa cause impaired motility, stasis of bile flow, and symptoms of right upper quadrant pain, nausea, vomiting
● Stones often present in adults
● May be associated with biliary tract abnormality
● Combination of USG (ultrasound) and MRCP is most useful for diagnosis

Case reports

● 9 month old girl with acute vomiting (Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2011;2011:470658)
● 5 year old girl with recurrent attacks of abdominal pain for 2 years (Diagn Interv Radiol 2010;16:306)
● 29 year old woman with recurrent right upper quadrant pain (Case Report Med 2011;2011:162853)
● 46 year old Japanese woman with gastric carcinoma (World J Gastroenterol 2005;11:6066)

Micro images

Various images

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