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Vol. 22 - Num. 88

Clinical Reviews in Digestive Diseases

Where is the gallbladder?

Lara San Miguel Lópeza, Iván Carabaño Aguadoa, David Coca Robinotb, Noelia Marcos Gómezb, Enrique Salcedo Lobatoa, Enrique Medina Beníteza

aSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Infantil. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
bSección de Radiodiagnóstico Infantil. Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: L San Miguel . E-mail:

Reference of this article: San Miguel López L, Carabaño Aguado I, Coca Robinot D, Marcos Gómez N, Salcedo Lobato E, Medina Benítez E. Where is the gallbladder? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:407-9.

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A case of an infant with prenatally diagnosed gallbladder agenesis is reported. This is an uncommon finding, being detected in most cases by chance during a surgical exploration. It is not uncommon for it to produce symptoms (25-30%), and when it does, it is indistinguishable from other biliary pathologies. The fundamental challenge in this entity is its pre-surgical diagnosis, each day more feasible given the advances in imaging techniques. Given the low rate of complications and their good evolution, it is an entity with a favorable prognosis.


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