Congenital anomalies

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 2 February 2018, last major update September 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Gallbladder duplication[TI]

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Duplication. website. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
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
Diagrams / tables

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Types of gallbladder duplication

Case reports
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Intraoperative images