• 1.

    Jubb KVF, Kennedy P, Palmer N. Pathology of domestic animals. 3rd ed. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.

  • 2.

    Boyden EA. The accessory gallbladder—an embryological and comparative study of aberrant biliary vesicles occurring in man and the domestic mammals. Am J Anat 1926;38:177222.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 3.

    Mochizuki S, Makita T. Double gallbladder of swine. Kaibogaku Zasshi 1996;71:650655.

  • 4.

    Gupta BN. Duplication of the gallbladder in a rabbit. Lab Anim Sci 1975;25:646.

  • 5.

    Moores AL, Gregory SP. Duplex gall bladder associated with choledocholithiasis, cholecystitis, gallbladder rupture and septic peritonitis in a cat. J Small Anim Pract 2007;48:404409.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation

Advertisement

What Is Your Diagnosis?

Scott A. Secrest DVM1 and Michael Q. Bailey DVM, DACVR2
View More View Less
  • 1 Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty, 4224 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146.
  • | 2 Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty, 4224 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146.
History

A 2-year-old neutered male domestic cat was referred for possible perineal urethrostomy because of a history of recurring bouts of cystitis and urethral obstruction. Results of the physical examination were unremarkable, and the bladder was easily expressed. Results of serum biochemical analysis and a CBC from the referring veterinarian were within reference limits except for a high concentration of glucose (166 mg/dL; range, 76 to 145 mg/dL). Abdominal ultrasonography was performed to further evaluate the urinary bladder (Figure 1).

Transverse ultrasonographic image of the liver and gallbladder of a 2-year-old neutered male domestic cat with

Contributor Notes

Dr. Secrest's present address is the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.

Address correspondence to Dr. Secrest.