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Triplication of Gallbladder

Triplication of Gallbladder Abstract Reduplication of the gallbladder and cystic duct are rare anatomic anomalies. Recently Skielboe1 has reviewed the literature and reported a case of triple gallbladder, the first such recorded. Because of the rarity of the condition, it is felt worth while briefly to report another case. Report of Case A 69-year-old woman had her first attack of gallbladder pain 11 months before surgery. There were several other attacks during the period; they were accompanied by nausea and vomiting, but no jaundice was observed. X-ray study of the gallbladder revealed poor concentration of the dye and numerous calculi. At surgery, the gallbladder was removed without particular difficulty, although a few filmy adhesions surrounded it. The fact that is was a triplex organ was not recognized until it was examined in the laboratory.Dissection revealed an organ which measured 9 cm. in length and up to 6 cm. in diameter. There were References 1. Skielboe, B.: Anomalies of the Gallbladder—Vesica Fellea Triplex: Report of a Case , Am. J. Clin. Path. 30:252-255 ( (Sept.) ) 1958. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives Surgery American Medical Association

Triplication of Gallbladder

A.M.A. Archives Surgery , Volume 79 (1) – Jul 1, 1959

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1959 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6908
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1959.04320070148024
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Abstract

Abstract Reduplication of the gallbladder and cystic duct are rare anatomic anomalies. Recently Skielboe1 has reviewed the literature and reported a case of triple gallbladder, the first such recorded. Because of the rarity of the condition, it is felt worth while briefly to report another case. Report of Case A 69-year-old woman had her first attack of gallbladder pain 11 months before surgery. There were several other attacks during the period; they were accompanied by nausea and vomiting, but no jaundice was observed. X-ray study of the gallbladder revealed poor concentration of the dye and numerous calculi. At surgery, the gallbladder was removed without particular difficulty, although a few filmy adhesions surrounded it. The fact that is was a triplex organ was not recognized until it was examined in the laboratory.Dissection revealed an organ which measured 9 cm. in length and up to 6 cm. in diameter. There were References 1. Skielboe, B.: Anomalies of the Gallbladder—Vesica Fellea Triplex: Report of a Case , Am. J. Clin. Path. 30:252-255 ( (Sept.) ) 1958.

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A.M.A. Archives SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1959

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