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Surg Radiol Anat. 2006 Dec;28(6):654-7. Epub 2006 Sep 19.

Duplicate gallbladder: an unusual case report.

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Department of Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal, PO Box 17039, Congella 4013, South Africa.


Duplication of the gallbladder, a rare congenital anomaly, is important in clinical practice as it may cause some clinical, surgical and diagnostic problems. In this report we present a case of duplicated gallbladder diagnosed serendipitously in a 63-year-old male patient who had previously undergone successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy (confirmed histologically) approximately a year before for gallstones. The patient was re-admitted with obstructive jaundice. An abdominal computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance cholangiogram both revealed the presence of a gallbladder, which was thereafter removed at surgery undertaken to palliate the jaundice.

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