Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Agenesis (absence). PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/gallbladderagenesis.html. Accessed January 21st, 2019.
Definition / general
- 50% discovered at autopsy
- Usually no cystic duct either
- Associated with choledocholithiasis, duodenal atresia and other congenital anomalies
- No clinical significance
- Nonvisualization of fetal gallbladder on ultrasound increases the risk of cystic fibrosis (Prenat Diagn 2012;32:21)