oa South African Medical Journal - Congenital hypoplasia of the gall bladder with cyst-hepatic duct
|Article Title||Congenital hypoplasia of the gall bladder with cyst-hepatic duct|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Pathology, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Dec 1951|
|Pages||941 - 943|
|Keyword(s)||Congenital hypoplasia, Cyst-hepatic duct and Gall bladder|
The case is presented of a Cape Coloured female of 74 with a true congenital hypoplasia of the gall bladder, biliary calculi, a cyst-hepatic duct and a duodenal diverticulum. The cause of death was renal suppuration and subsequent spread of the infection, in a diabetic subject. The scanty literature on hypoplasia of the gall bladder is reviewed. The embryology of the biliary tract is presented briefly and a suggestion put forward to account for the origin of accessory hepatic ducts on the grounds of developmental anomaly rather than atavistic reversion.
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