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ACCESSORY LOBE OF LIVER ATTACHED ONLY TO THE GALLBLADDER

Harris Fenton Brownlee, M.D.
JAMA. 1926;86(3):193. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720290001014.
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ABSTRACT

While recently exploring the abdomen of a young woman, with a clinical and a roentgen-ray diagnosis of chronic appendicitis with adhesions deforming the duodenum, which diagnosis was correct, I encountered a neat curiosity never previously noted in my work.

Attached to the upper surface of a perfectly normal gallbladder was a miniature lobe of liver tissue, measuring about 1½ inches (3.7 cm.) transversely and about 1 inch (2.5 cm.) in the opposite direction.

The center was about one-fourth inch (0.6 cm.) thick and was attached firmly to the gallbladder, while the edges were thin, well defined, and could be lifted a short distance from the surface of the gallbladder.

This little accessory lobe had no connection whatever with the liver, being some distance away, and no connecting blood vessels were visible.

As the gallbladder appeared perfectly normal and it seemed unwise to add any more raw surfaces to those already

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