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Original scientific paper

Gallbladder Agenesis

Dora Grgić   ORCID icon ; Department of Internal medicine, Division of gastroenterology and hepatology, UHC Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Zdravko Zelić ; General Hospital Zabok, Zabok, Croatia
Tihomir Grgić   ORCID icon ; General Hospital Zabok, Zabok, Croatia
Tomislav Vukić ; General Hospital Zabok, Zabok, Croatia
Tomislav Pavlović ; J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Medicine, Osijek, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Grgić, D., Zelić, Z., Grgić, T., Vukić, T. & Pavlović, T. (2019). Gallbladder Agenesis. Collegium antropologicum, 43 (3), 217-220. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Grgić, Dora, et al. "Gallbladder Agenesis." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 43, no. 3, 2019, pp. 217-220. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Grgić, Dora, Zdravko Zelić, Tihomir Grgić, Tomislav Vukić and Tomislav Pavlović. "Gallbladder Agenesis." Collegium antropologicum 43, no. 3 (2019): 217-220.
Grgić, D., et al. (2019). 'Gallbladder Agenesis', Collegium antropologicum, 43(3), pp. 217-220. Available at: (Accessed 27 September 2021)
Grgić D, Zelić Z, Grgić T, Vukić T, Pavlović T. Gallbladder Agenesis. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2021 September 27];43(3):217-220. Available from:
D. Grgić, Z. Zelić, T. Grgić, T. Vukić and T. Pavlović, "Gallbladder Agenesis", Collegium antropologicum, vol.43, no. 3, pp. 217-220, 2019. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 27 September 2021]

Gallbladder agenesis is a very rare anomaly which can cause many diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. About 20% of patients present with right upper quadrant pain, nausea and fatty food intolerance. This condition is frequently unrecognized and leads to unnecessary and potentially dangerous surgical procedures. We present a case report of a 46-year old woman who had clinical presentation of symptomatic cholelithiasis. The diagnosis of cholelithiasis was verified ultrasonographically. We decided to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy but during surgery gallbladder was not found. Laparoscopic procedure was therefore stopped and 7 days postoperatively MR Cholangiopancreatography was performed – it was clearly that patient had gallbladder agenesis.

gallbladder; laparoscopy; gallstones; pathology; agenesis

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