Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with congenital atrophy of the right hepatic lobe

Lionel van der Westhuizen, MD, Alfredo M Carbonell, DO, William S Cobb IV, MD

Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center

Congenital anomalies of the liver are rare. One of the rarest forms includes agenesis and atresia of the right hepatic lobe. Fewer than 100 cases have been described in the literature. This anomaly is associated with ectopic location of the gallbladder, often high under the right hemidiaphragm, which can present a significant challenge if a cholecystectomy needs to be performed. We present a case demonstrating our surgical approach for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with congenital atrophy of the right hepatic lobe.


Session: Video ChannelDay 2

Program Number: V090

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