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2022 Apr 04

Int J Surg Case Rep


Case report of a gallbladder agenesis, a diagnostic challenge.


Cegarra-Besora A, González-Álvarez P, Montraveta-Querol M, Bovo M-V
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Apr 04; 94:107026.
PMID: 35398782.


Agenesis of the gallbladder is an underdiagnosed entity. It can be an asymptomatic pathology, usually diagnosed incidentally as a finding on imaging techniques or in necropsies. There are symptomatic cases presenting as biliary colic too, attributed to cholecystitis or cholangitis, leading to exploratory surgeries.