Congenital anomalies
Hourglass gallbladder

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 30 August 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Hourglass gallbladder

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani H. Hourglass gallbladder. website. Accessed October 16th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Divided by central constriction
  • Variant of transverse septate gallbladder divides lumen into proximal and distal cavity
  • Inflammatory changes and stone formation common in distal portion
  • Usually acquired, due to septum of inflamed fibrous tissue or adenomyomatous hyperplasia
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