GALLBLADDER DUPLICATION: diagnosed and treated by laparoscopy
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Süleyman Demirel University Medical School, Department of General Surgery, Isparta, Turkey
Online publication date: 2006-07-15
Publication date: 2006-07-15
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İbrahim Barut   

SDU Tıp Fakultesi Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, 32900 – Isparta, Türkiye Tel: 905324217997, Fax: 902462234284
Eur J Gen Med 2006;3(3):142-145
Gallbladder duplication is a rare congenital anomaly which is important in clinical practice because it may cause some clinical, surgical, and diagnostic problems. We present a case of duplicated gallbladder diagnosed and treated during laparoscopy. There was no sign in preoperative workup about the duplication. Ultrasonography revealed multiple stones in gallbladder and laparoscopic cholecystectomy was planned. Gallbladder duplication was detected during the operation and successfully treated by laparoscopy. This case illustrates the need for complete removal of both gallbladders during initial surgery. Precise intraoperative recognition of vascular and biliary anatomy-including abnormalities-is necessary to avoid mistakes during surgery.
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