Prague Med. Rep. 2015, 116, 52-56

Agenesis of the Gallbladder Diagnosed by Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Oktay Yener, Mehmet Zeki Buldanlı, Hayati Eksioglu, Metin Leblebici, Orhan Alimoglu

Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Göztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Received October 31, 2014
Accepted March 12, 2015

Gallbladder agenesis (GA) is a rare congenital anomaly of the biliary system often associated with other congenital abnormalities. Patients become symptomatic in 23% of cases (Richards et al., 1993). GA is often misinterpreted as other diseases, therefore, leading to unnecessary surgery. Many of these patients develop a typical symptomatology of cholelithiasis that leads them to operating theatre. If an operative procedure is done, it is better to remain at the level of laparoscopy because further surgical investigation may lead to detrimental biliary tract injuries (Waisberg et al., 2002). We present a case of GA, diagnosed by magnetic resonance with cholangiopancreatography.


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