Gallbladder agenesis, a diagnostic difficulty

Authors

  • Kathirazhagan Thulasilingam Department of General Surgery, Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Jameel Akhter Department of General Surgery, Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20222628

Keywords:

Gallbladder, Agenesis, Cholecystectomy, Diagnostic laparoscopy

Abstract

Gallbladder agenesis is a very rare presentation where surgeons were put in a situation to diagnose the same during laparoscopy for cholecystectomy or during diagnostic laparoscopy. The preoperative diagnosis of gallbladder agenesis remains a challenge to both surgeons and radiologists. Here we present a case of gall bladder agenesis in a 59-year-old male with a preoperative diagnosis of a contracted gallbladder. Agenesis was confirmed after diagnostic laparoscopy and MRCP.

Author Biography

Kathirazhagan Thulasilingam, Department of General Surgery, Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

General Surgery Post Graduate

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Published

2022-10-29

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