Gallbladder & extrahepatic bile ducts
Congenital anomalies

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Minor changes: 26 August 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Gallbladder duplication[TI]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H Duplication. website. Accessed July 6th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Excessive budding of the caudal diverticulum
  • Duplicated cystic ducts may enter CBD separately (H type) or united (Y type) or rarely drain independently into hepatic ducts
  • Stones, inflammatory conditions and tumors preferentially involve one of the gallbladders
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Types of gallbladder duplication

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