Agenesis of gall bladder diagnosed surprisingly at laparotomy for cholecystectomy
Özçelik, Abdullah Alp
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We report a case of 55 year old female with suspected chronic cholecystitis due to cholelithiasis.She was operated and found to have agenesis of gall bladder which is an extremely rare clinical condition. Standard investigative modalities which are currently used for chronic cholecystitis might be misleading and amazing. Agenesis of gall bladder should be kept in mind whenever the gall bladder is improperly visualised in routine ultrasound methods. It is difficult to diagnose gall bladder agenesis preoperatively as investigations tend to be misleading and therefore it is diagnosed intraoperatively.