Gallbladder
Congenital anomalies
Multiseptate gallbladder


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Revised: 14 February 2019

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Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H Multiseptate gallbladder. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/gallbladdermultiseptate.html. Accessed August 24th, 2019.
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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