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CGH Image of the Month: Ectopic Gallbladder

June 30, 2015

The Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology image of the month for July 2015 takes an in-depth look at a previously-undetected ectopic gallbladder in a 69-year-old patient.

A 69-year-old woman with a history of cirrhosis caused by previous hepatitis C infection underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for screening purposes and was incidentally found to have an ectopic gallbladder within the gastrohepatic ligament. This anomaly had gone undetected on previous MRI, computed tomography and ultrasound exams, which reported either a normal gallbladder or previous cholecystectomy.

The gallbladder was located between the left lobe of liver and the stomach (A and B, white arrow). The location was confirmed in a computed tomography study performed previously (C). On a follow-up MRI study, which was performed with gadoxetate (Eovist) as a contrast medium, the gallbladder was shown to fill with contrast on delayed phase (D).

Read more about ectopic gallbladders in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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