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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 483473, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/483473
Case Report

Duplication of the Gallbladder. A Case Report

1Service de Chirurgie Digestive et Endocrine, CHU Angers, 49933 Angers Cedex 9, France
2Service de Radiologie, CHU Angers, 49933 Angers Cedex 9, France

Received 4 May 2009; Accepted 10 September 2009

Academic Editor: Eldon A. Shaffer

Copyright © 2009 G. Desolneux 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.

Abstract

Gallbladder duplication is a rare anatomic malformation, which can now be detected by preoperative imaging study. We report a case of a symptomatic duplicated gallbladder, successfully treated by laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This anomaly is important to know for surgeons because of associated anatomical variations of main bile duct and hepatic artery and increased risk of common bile duct injury.