Bile Duct Hamartoma Mimicking Liver Metastasis in Suspected Porcelain Gallbladder: a Case Report

  • Gautham Krishnamurthy
  • Harjeet Singh
  • Sravya Deepika Ganti
  • Ganga Ram VermaEmail author
Case Report


Bile duct hamartoma, also called as von Mayenburg complexes, are rare hepatic lesions arising due to a disturbance in the ductal plate remodeling during embryogenesis. [1] The incidence is estimated to be 0.69 to 5.6% in autopsy series. [2, 3] Solitary multicystic bile duct hamartoma are extremely rare and till 2014 only ten cases have been reported in the English literature. [4] We report a case of incidental solitary multicystic biliary hamartoma in a patient undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for suspected porcelain gallbladder.

Case Report

A 45-year-old female presented with bilateral flank pain and mild right hypochondrial pain for 4 months. She was detected to have bilateral renal calculi and porcelain gallbladder on sonography and non-contrast computed tomography (Fig.  1a). Clinical examination was unremarkable. On reevaluation with ultrasonography, the presence of porcelain gallbladder was confirmed along with tiny renal calculi. Hemogram, liver function...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryPost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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