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Volume 2010, Article ID 971609, 4 pages
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Case Report

Hepatic Haemangioma Masquerading as the Gallbladder in a Case of Gallbladder Agenesis: A Case Report and Literature Review

1Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, Leicester LE5 4PW, UK
2Department of Radiology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Gwendolen Road, Leicester LE5 4PW, UK

Received 12 January 2010; Accepted 8 June 2010

Academic Editor: Guy Maddern

Copyright © 2010 James A. Stephenson 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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