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A Rare Case of Simultaneous Intrahepatic and Porcelain Gallbladder: Case Report

Authors Aliniagerdroudbari E, Ershadinia N, Bagherpor G, Babaniamansour S

Received 3 May 2020

Accepted for publication 2 July 2020

Published 15 July 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 271—274


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Ehsan Aliniagerdroudbari,1 Nazanin Ershadinia,2 Ghasem Bagherpor,3 Sepideh Babaniamansour4

1Department of Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2Department of Surgery, Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Mazandaran, Iran; 3Department of Surgery, Valiasr Hospital of Qaemshahr, Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Mazandaran, Iran; 4Department of Surgery, Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence: Sepideh Babaniamansour
School of Medicine, Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Shariati Street, Qolhak, Tehran, Iran
Tel +98 911 216 0329

Abstract: Intrahepatic gallbladder is a rare anomaly that is due to the failure of gallbladder migration from liver to its proper position. This condition increases the risk of cholelithiasis, hepatic abscess and cholangiocarcinoma. Calcification in the wall of the gallbladder, which is known as porcelain gallbladder, also increases the risk of malignancy. In this report a 47-year-old man presented at the emergency department with continuous right upper quadrant abdominal pain who was misdiagnosed with acute cholecystitis. During abdominal surgery, gallbladder was not detectable in its proper location. Therefore, the patient underwent enhanced abdominal computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and the results showed an intrahepatic porcelain gallbladder. In order to avoid future complications, intrahepatic gallbladder should always be considered in patients whose physical examination and radiologic findings do not match.

Keywords: gallbladder, porcelain, intrahepatic, cholecystitis, case report

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