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August 1978

CholecystoceleA Congenital Anomaly of the Gallbladder

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Stellenbosch Medical School, and the Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa. Dr Allison is now with the Department of Surgery, University of Iowa Medical School, Iowa City.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(8):994-997. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370200088017

• Complete excision of a cholecystocele is recommended unless the remaining biliary drainage of the liver would be jeopardized. Evidence suggests that the embryologic development of the gallbladder and cystic duct is probably a sequestration and differentiation process from the hepatic antrum and not an independent "budding" from the primitive hepatic diverticulum.

(Arch Surg 113:994-997, 1978)