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2022 Aug 31

Int J Surg Case Rep


Beware of the shrunken gallbladder – Case report of intraoperatively diagnosed gallbladder agenesis.


Anderson K, Roland AL, Miller MP, Foretia DA
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Aug 31; 98:107588.
PMID: 36058154.


Gallbladder Agenesis, the congenital absence of the gallbladder, is a very rare biliary anomaly found in 13 to 65 people per 100,000. Symptomatic patients usually present with abdominal pain, nausea, and emesis, and are often misdiagnosed with gallbladder pathologies leading to unnecessary operations.