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Gallbladder Pathology Online

Congenital Anomalies of the Gallbladder

Dr Sampurna Roy  MD 


Developmental anomalies of the gallbladder are rare and of little clinical significance, except for the surgeon.

It can be accompanied by other malformations of the biliary or vascular tree.  

These anomalies of the gallbladder correspond to the manifestation of the wide range of anatomical variations that may affect the gallbladder.

Anomalies may be numerical: Duplication ; Accessory gallbladder, and rarely agenesis.

Anomalies of position are more common: ectopic gallbladder, floating or wandering gallbladder. 

Morphological anomalies (septations) are the most common gallbladder anomalies.


Further reading:

Congenital Malformations of the Gallbladder and Cystic duct diagnosed by laparoscopy: high surgical risk

Congenital anomalies of the gallbladder and bile ducts

Congenital Anomalies of the Gallbladder

[Ultrasonic features of congenital anomalies of the gallbladder]








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