Gallbladder
Congenital anomalies
Hypoplasia


Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 14 February 2019

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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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