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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 1053138, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1053138
Case Report

Agenesis of the Gallbladder in Monozygotic Twin Sisters

Department of Gastroenterology, Aizu Medical Center, Fukushima Medical University, 21-2 Maeda, Tanisawa, Kawahigashi, Aizuwakamatsu 969-3492, Japan

Received 6 November 2015; Accepted 30 December 2015

Academic Editor: R. J. L. F. Loffeld

Copyright © 2016 Koki Hoshi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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