Case report: Duplication of gallbladder in a newborn with gastroschisis
Tomislav Bruketa, Anko Antabak, Stanko Ćavar, Jurica Vuković
Gastroschisis is a defect of the anterior abdominal wall through which viscera can protrude, and can be followed by additional malformations. Three quarters of the gastroschisis malformations are confined to the midgut. Other malformations are urologic and cardiac malformations and malformations of extrahepatic biliary tract. Duplication of gallbladder in general population is relatively rare, occurring once in every 3,000 to 4,000.In this case report we will present a case of an infant with gastroschisis accompanied with the duplication of gallbladder. In the newborn a complete duplication of gallbladder was found with two separate cystic ducts, i.e. type 2 by Boyden. Since the guidelines for duplication of the gallbladder associated with gastroschisis do not exist, we acted according to the guidelines for duplication of the gallbladder in the general population, i.e. nonsurgical intervention was performed on the biliary tree. Duplications of the gallbladder associated with gastroschisis do not require active surgical treatment, unless they are symptomatic or if there is other malformation of the biliary system.