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Gallbladder agenesis, a diagnostic difficulty

Kathirazhagan Thulasilingam, Jameel Akhter
Published: 29 October 2022

Abstract: Gallbladder agenesis is a very rare presentation where surgeons were put in a situation to diagnose the same during laparoscopy for cholecystectomy or during diagnostic laparoscopy. The preoperative diagnosis of gallbladder agenesis remains a challenge to both surgeons and radiologists. Here we present a case of gall bladder agenesis in a 59-year-old male with a preoperative diagnosis of a contracted gallbladder. Agenesis was confirmed after diagnostic laparoscopy and MRCP.
Keywords: agenesis / gallbladder / difficulty / old / contracted / radiologists / male / cholecystectomy / MRCP

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