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Abdomen » Hepatobiliary
Phrygian cap of the gallbladder
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Presentation A young woman with an incidental finding on ultrasound of the abdomen.
 
 
 
Caption: Sagittal image of the gallbladder
Description: The gallbladder is folded on itself, exhibiting a typical Phrygian cap deformity.
 
 
 
Caption: Sagittal image of the gallbladder
Description: The Phrygian cap deformity is seen again in this image appearing to be a septation in this view.
 
Differential Diagnosis Phrygian cap of the gallbladder
 
Final Diagnosis Phrygian cap of the gallbladder
 
Discussion A Phrygian cap deformity of the gallbladder can occur in about 4% of the patients and is essentially the appearance that is created due to the folding of the fundus of the gallbladder on its body. 

Interestingly, the terminology is coined from the resemblance of the gallbladder 'cap' deformity to a style of pointed hat seen in ancient Greek art.
 
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