Congenital anomalies
Hourglass gallbladder

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

Revised: 2 February 2018, last major update September 2012

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

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Hourglass gallbladder. website. Accessed March 23rd, 2018.
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