False–positive ultrasonography in agenesis of the gallbladder: A pitfall in the laparoscopic cholecystectomy approach

Francis Serour, Baruch Klin, Simon Strauss, Itzhak Vinograd*

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Abstract

We report a case of agenesis of the gallbladder in a 15-year-old girl incorrectly diagnosed as cholelithiasis on preoperative sonography and suspected at laparoscopic surgery. The diagnosis of agenesis was confirmed at open surgery with intraoperative sonography, intraoperative cholangiography, and postoperative radioisotope scan. Difficulties in preoperative diagnosis and the management during laparoscopic and open surgery are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-146
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
Volume3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1993

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Gallbladder agenesis
  • Laparoscopy

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