Congenital anomalies

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 30 August 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Gallbladder hypoplasia[TIAB]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Hypoplasia. website. Accessed September 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Occurs when caudal bud is incompletely developed or when solid stage of bud is not recanalized
  • Associated with extrahepatic biliary atresia
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Compressed epithelium lined structures, fibrous tissue, smooth muscle strands, inflammatory cells in gallbladder fossa and porta hepatis
Differential diagnosis
  • Acquired postinflammatory fibrotic contraction
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