International Journal of Anatomy and Physiology

International Journal of Anatomy and Physiology ISSN 2326-7275 Vol. 4 (2), pp. 065-066, February, 2015. © International Scholars Journals

Case Report

Management of the left sided Gallbladder with abnormal cavity of cystic duct: A rare occurrence

Muhammad Samit1,  Ahmad Akram1 and Anurag Jalal2

1Department of Anatomy, Rama Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Mandhana, Kanpur, India.

2Department of Surgery, M.M. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, (Distt - Ambala), Haryana, India.

Accepted 06 January, 2015


Left sided gallbladders without situs inversus viscerum are a very rare occurrence with few cases reported in the literature. These gallbladders are situated between Segments III and IV or on Segment III to the left of the falciform ligament. Routine preoperative studies usually do not detect this anomaly and there is no difference in clinical presentation from normal situated gall bladders. Awareness of the unpredictable confluence of the cystic duct into the common bile duct and selective use of intraoperative cholangiography aid in the safe management of this unusual problem.

Key words: Left sided gallbladder, situs inversus, medioposition, sinistroposition