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Acta Chir Belg. 2008 Mar-Apr;108(2):261-3.

Double gall-bladder--two pathologies: a case report.

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  • 1Second Department of Surgery, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.


True gall-bladder duplication is a rare biliary anomaly, which is usually discovered as an incidental finding. There are reports of double gall-bladders missed during the first operation. We present the case of a double gall-bladder which, albeit suspected during the operation, was confirmed post-operatively. The patient underwent successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy and the examination of the resected gall-bladder revealed two chambers, only one containing stones. Predisposing factors for the development of gall-stones in one gall-bladder only, as well as surgical options, are briefly discussed.

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