Gallbladder & extrahepatic bile ducts
Congenital anomalies
Multiseptate gallbladder

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Minor changes: 30 August 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Multiseptate gallbladder

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Multiseptate gallbladder. website. Accessed July 7th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Congenital or acquired
  • Results from incomplete vacuolization of developing gallbladder bud or persistent "wrinkling" of gallbladder wall
  • 3 - 10 communicating compartments lined by columnar epithelium
  • Septa cause impaired motility, stasis of bile flow and symptoms of right upper quadrant pain, nausea, vomiting
  • Stones often present in adults
  • May be associated with biliary tract abnormality
  • Combination of USG (ultrasound) and MRCP is most useful for diagnosis
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Multiple edematous septa

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