Intrahepatic Gallbladder

  • Sherif Monib General Surgery Department, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Piyush Mahapatra General Surgery Department, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Hany Fayez General Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Fayoum University, Egypt

Keywords

Gallbladder, intrahepatic gallbladder, cholecystectomy

Abstract

Gallbladders have been reported in various ectopic locations.An intrahepatic gallbladder is one where the gallbladder lies within the liver parenchyma or has a subcapsular location along the anterior inferior right lobe of the liver. Intrahepatic gallbladders can have impaired function leading to the formation of gallbladder stones. We present the case of a 57-year-old man who was found to have an intrahepatic gallbladder which was not detected before a retrograde open cholecystectomy was carried out without intra-operative or postoperative complications. Awareness of ectopic gallbladdersand their recognition allows proper intra-operative planning.

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  • Published: 2019-05-27

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    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Monib, S., Mahapatra, P., & Fayez, H. (2019). Intrahepatic Gallbladder. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001123