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Left-sided gallbladder associated with congenital hypoplasia of the left lobe of the liver: a case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15085989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Left-sided gallbladder is a rare anomaly that is often associated with other abnormal anatomy in the hepatobiliary system. We report our experience of a case of left-sided gallbladder associated with the congenital hypoplasia of the left lobe of the liver. A 71-year-old woman underwent cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. Intraoperative findings revealed the absence of the left lobe of the liver. The gallbladder was located in the left side of the round ligament, which was associated with abnormal intrahepatic portal branching. The incidence of left-sided gallbladder without situs inversus is very rare. The following anomalous anatomy associated with left-sided gallbladder should be a concern when a surgeon encounters a left-sided gallbladder: right-sided round ligament associated with abnormal intrahepatic portal branching and ectopic gallbladder attached to the left lobe of the liver that connects to the left hepatic duct via the cystic duct or the accessory bile duct.
Authors:
Tomoaki Noritomi; Kenshi Watanabe; Yuichi Yamashita; Shinji Kitagawa; Masao Oshibuchi; Takayuki Shirakusa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-16     Completed Date:  2004-06-29     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The 2nd Department of Surgery, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan. noritomi@cis.fukuoka-u.ac.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abnormalities, Multiple*
Acute Disease
Aged
Cholecystectomy
Cholecystitis / surgery
Cystic Duct / abnormalities
Female
Gallbladder / abnormalities*
Hepatic Duct, Common / abnormalities
Humans
Liver / abnormalities*,  pathology
Portal Vein / abnormalities
Round Ligament / pathology

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