Case Report
Volume 9 Issue 6 - 2022
Gallbladder Agenesis in Adults Presenting with Chronic Biliary Pain
Abderrazzak Ajertil1, Houda El Moufid2*, Mohammed Mohammadi2 and Najat Kabbaj1
1Department of Radiology, Cheikh Zayd International University Hospital, UIASS, Rabat, Morocco
2Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Cheikh Zayd International University Hospital, UIASS, Rabat, Morocco
*Corresponding Author: Houda El Moufid, Hepato-Gastroenterology Department, Cheikh Zayd International University Hospital, UIASS, Rabat, Morocco.
Received: May 10, 2022; Published: May 24, 2022


Gallbladder agenesis (GA) is a rare congenital biliary system anomaly often associated with other congenital anomalies. Only about 400 cases of GA are reported in the literature.

Whilst most patients remain asymptomatic, about 50% present a symptomatology that resembles lithiasis biliary pain. The first examen in case of suspected biliary pathology is based on hepato-biliary ultrasound which is not very effective in the diagnosis of biliary tree malformation. GA is often mistaken for other hepato-biliary diseases, particularly sclero-atrophic gallbladder, which leads to unnecessary and sometimes dangerous surgical interventions.

We report the case of a 68-years-old female patient with chronic biliary-type pain in whom agenesis of the gallbladder was suspected on abdominal ultrasound and confirmed by Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP).

Keywords: Gallbladder; Agenesis; Cholangiopancreatography; Magnetic Resonance


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Citation: Houda El Moufid., et al. “Gallbladder Agenesis in Adults Presenting with Chronic Biliary Pain”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 9.6 (2022): 39-42.

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