Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Gall bladder hypoplasia with common bile duct stone: A rare case report

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Author Details: Gyanendra Singh, Richa Chauhan, Upendra Prasad Singh

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 404

Article End Page : 406


Gall bladder disease and cancer is a common finding and is highly prevalent along the plains of river Ganga in parts of northern India. Surgical interventional is routinely required in the management of many of such cases. So, the clinicians treating these patients must have a thorough knowledge of both the normal and aberrant anatomy of the gall bladder and surrounding extra biliary structures. Though very rare, aberrations in the embryonic development may present as an absent or hypoplastic non - functional gall bladder. These patients may become symptomatic and present with biliary colic. In the given case report, we present the case of a 52year old lady, who presented with pain abdomen and jaundice. Her pre-operative work up showed a severely contracted and dysmorphic gall bladder which during surgery was found to be a rudimentary hypoplastic gall bladder.

Gall bladder, Biliary pain, Stones, Agenesis, Hypoplasia

Doi No:-10.18231