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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2013, Article ID 854686, 5 pages
Case Report

Ptotic Gall Bladder with Hepatic Masses: A Case Report

Radiology Department, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, 06660 Ankara, Turkey

Received 11 December 2012; Accepted 9 January 2013

Academic Editors: B. J. Barron and R. Grassi

Copyright © 2013 Hasan Aydin 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.


Gall bladder (GB) may be found in a variety of abnormal positions. Most of them are due to arrested development of embryonic growth at different stages. A 63-year-old female patient was admitted to our radiology unit for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the liver for the lesions identified in abdominal ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT). MRI showed that there was a lobulated heterogenous mass in the left lobe of the liver and a smaller one in the right lobe of the liver with the same appearance. The inferior pole of the liver was located in the pelvic space, and the GB, which contained sludges and stones, was lying down to the upper pelvic space. Hepatic masses were considered to be hemangiomas, and GB was diagnosed as ptotic GB with luminal sludge and stones. In this case, especially, MR imaging helped the surgeon to plan a proper approach to the GB in abnormal localization.