Gallbladder
Congenital anomalies
Hourglass gallbladder

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

Revised: 2 February 2018, last major update September 2012

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Hourglass gallbladder. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/gallbladderhourglassGB.html. Accessed June 18th, 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