Congenital anomalies

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

Revised: 2 February 2018, last major update September 2012

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

PubMed Search: Gallbladder hypoplasia[TIAB]

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Hypoplasia. website. Accessed October 23rd, 2018.
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