Gallbladder
Congenital anomalies
Agenesis (absence)


Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 14 February 2019

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PubMed Search: Gallbladder agenesis[TIAB]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H Agenesis (absence). PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/gallbladderagenesis.html. Accessed July 16th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Rare
  • 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)
Case reports
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