Gallbladder duplication masquerading as a dilated common bile duct with choledocholithiasis

  • Suman Mewa Kinoo University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Ruvashni Naidoo University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Kapil Maharaj King Edward VIII Academic Hospital
  • Bhugwan Singh University of KwaZulu-Natal
Keywords: gallbladder, duplicate gallbladder, accessory gallbladder

Abstract

A duplicate gall bladder was diagnosed at laparoscopy, having been erroneously diagnosed on ultrasonography as a dilated common bile duct with choledocholithiasis. Gallbladder duplication is a congenital abnormality with a rare incidence, occuring in approximately 1 in 4 000 births and 0.020% in al large autopsy series. This report highlights its existence to improve awareness and lessen the potential for biliary injury.

Author Biographies

Suman Mewa Kinoo, University of KwaZulu-Natal
FCS(SA) MMed(UKZN)
Specialist Surgeon King Edward VIII Academic Hospital
Durban
South Africa; and
Lecturer
Department of Surgery
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
University of Kwazulu-Natal
Ruvashni Naidoo, University of KwaZulu-Natal

FCS(SA) MMed(UKZN)
Specialist Surgeon
King Edward VIII Academic Hospital
Durban
South Africa; and
Lecturer
Department of Surgery
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
University of Kwazulu-Natal
Durban
South Africa

 

Kapil Maharaj, King Edward VIII Academic Hospital

FCS(SA)
Specialist Surgeon
King Edward VIII Academic Hospital
Durban
South Africa

 

Bhugwan Singh, University of KwaZulu-Natal

FCS(SA) MD(Natal)
Chief Surgeon
King Edward VIII Academic Hospital
Durban
South Africa; and
Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
University of Kwazulu-Natal

Published
2016-06-29
How to Cite
Kinoo, S., Naidoo, R., Maharaj, K., & Singh, B. (2016). Gallbladder duplication masquerading as a dilated common bile duct with choledocholithiasis. South African Journal of Surgery, 54(2), 48-50. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.co.za/index.php/sajs/article/view/1927
Section
Case Reports