DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20212725

Gallbladder diaphragm: about a case

Baiss Marouane, Hicham El Majdoubi, Rabbani Mohammed, Anwar Rahali, Rahal Massrouri, Benamer Said, Khalid Lahlou, Jalil Mdaghri, Abdellatif Settaf

Abstract


Diaphragm gallbladder is a very rare anomaly of gallbladder embryogenesis. This malformation is very rare in adults and represents 0.1% of gallbladder anomalies. It can remain asymptomatic for a long time and be discovered fortuitously during a radiological examination for another pathology or be revealed by chronic abdominal pain or by a complication such as cholecystitis or biliary peritonitis. We report the observation of a 34 years old woman with chronic hepatic colic. The biological work-up including a blood count, a hepatic cytolysis and cholestas and CRP determination did not reveal any abnormality, whose morphological examinations concluded to an uncomplicated diaphragm gallbladder. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed. The post-operative course was unremarkable. The intraoperative finding by opening the cholecystectomy specimen confirmed the diagnosis of a diaphragm gallbladder. Histological study confirms the diagnosis of diaphragm vesicle cholecystitis. In this document, we described the clinical and radiological characteristics of this rare anomaly.

Keywords


Hepatic colic, Gallbladder diaphragm, Cholecytectomy

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