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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus IV: Organ Systems: Gallbladder Variations<BR>Doubled Gallbladder<BR>Bilobed Gallbladder<BR>Abnormal Position of Gallbladder

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus IV: Organ Systems

Gallbladder Variations, Doubled Gallbladder, Bilobed Gallbladder, Abnormal Position of Gallbladder

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Types of Gallbladder

A

Regular and accessory gallbladders lodged in a fossa of normal position and possessing a common cystic duct

B

A pattern differing from the preceding in the occurrence of separate cystic ducts

C

Termination of one of the cystic ducts in the liver

D

An accessory gallbladder, with a cystic duct terminating in the common hepatic duct

E

An accessory vesica situated beneath the left lobe of the liver

F

An instance of doubling, in which the accessory gallbladder, situated in the lesser omentum, emptied into the common bile duct

Forms of Bilobed Gallbladder

G

Partially separated by an internal septum

H

Paired through the fundus and body, but joined at the neck to form a single cystic duct

Types of Congenital Divertucula

I

Diverticulum at the neck of the gallbladder

J

Cul-de-sac from the body of the organ

K

Similar expansion at the fundus

Abnormality in Position of Gallbladder

L

Lodgment within the substance of the liver

M

Placement under the left hepatic lobe

N

Posterior situation under the right lobe

Redrawn from Gross, R.E. Congential anomalies of the gallbladder. A review of 148 cases with report of double gallbladder. Arch. Surgery 32:131-162, 1936, . In McVay, C.B. Anson and McVay Surgical Anatomy, 6th Ed, Vol. 1. W.B. Saunders cCo., Philadelphia, 1984.

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