Study of Hartmann’s Pouch of the Gallbladder

  • Laila Farzana Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Dhaka National Medical College, Dhaka
  • Humaira Naushaba Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Jahanara Begum Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, Delta Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Shahjahan Chowdhury Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Delta Medical College, Dhaka
  • Jubaida Gulshan Ara Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
Keywords: Hartmann’s pouch, gallbladder

Abstract

Background: The gall bladder is a hollow pear shaped sac lying within a fossa on the visceral surface of the right lobe of the liver. In the junction of neck of the gallbladder and the cystic duct, there is a pouch present called Hartmans pouch or infundibulum of the gallbladder which is a frequent but inconstant feature of the normal gallbladder. It is the common site of lodged gallstones.

Objective: To determine the proportion of presence of Hartmans pouch in our population so that the concerned personnel might have a thought in mind that common pathologies of gall bladder may also involve this pouch.

Materials and method: This cross sectional study was carried out in the department of Anatomy, Sir Salimullah Medical College & Mitford Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh, from July 2010 to June 2011. The number of sample was 62 postmortem human gallbladders which were collected from unclaimed dead bodies.

Results: Hartmanns pouch of the gallbladder was found in 45 (72.58%).

Conclusion: Hartmans pouch is present in a good proportion of our population.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/dmcj.v2i2.20527

Delta Med Col J. Jul 2014; 2(2): 68-70

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Khan, L., Naushaba, H., Begum, J., Chowdhury, M. S., & Ara, J. (2014). Study of Hartmann’s Pouch of the Gallbladder. Delta Medical College Journal, 2(2), 68-70. https://doi.org/10.3329/dmcj.v2i2.20527
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