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March 1964

Multiseptate Gallbladder

Author Affiliations

Strauss Surgical Group, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1964;88(3):501-502. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1964.01310210175029

The entity of multiseptate gallbladder is quite a rare congenital anomaly. Simon and Tandon1 reported a case and found no other description of this condition in the English literature since 1950 according to the Index Medicus. The present paper documents an additional case in detail including the radiographic and pathologic findings.

Report of Case  A white male, 38 years old, a construction foreman, was admitted with an eight-week history of recurrent attacks of right upper quadrant colicky pain radiating to the right scapula and lasting several hours, associated with fatty food intolerance. He had no jaundice, urine or stool changes, peptic distress, chills or fever, and no positional component to the pain. There was no history of similar attacks.Physical examination revealed a robust male in excellent health without abnormal abdominal findings.An oral cholecystogram disclosed a normal functioning multiseptate gallbladder without evidence of calculi (Fig 1). There was

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