Imaging of a bilobed gallbladder

C. Martinoli, L. E. Derchi, C. Pastorino, G. Cittadini

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Imaging of the gallbladder demonstrates a wide range of anatomical variants, including anomalies in location, number and shape. Duplication anomalies are quite rare and are characterized by a large variety of configurations depending on the size and degree of fusion of the two lobes, and on the number and disposition of the cystic ducts. We present a case of a deeply cleft, bilobed gallbladder imaged by computed tomography (CT), ultrasonography (US) and oral cholecystography (OCG). The anomaly consisted of complete duplication of the body and fundus into two distinct and separated lobes both of which entered a single infundibulum. Awareness of congenital gallbladder variants may help in recognizing and correctly classifying gallbladder abnormalities, thus preventing misdiagnoses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)734-736
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number788
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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