It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Gallbladder Agenesis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Acute Cholecystitis.
Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. In general gallstones blocking this exit tube of the gallbladder causes this and results in bile building up which causes this inflammation. It can also be caused by tumours, infections and other bile duct issues. If left untreated it can lead to complications such as a gallbladder rupture which can result in death. Symptoms of acute cholecystitis include severe pain in the upper right or centre abdomen, pain that spreads over the right shoulder, tender abdomen, nausea, vomiting and fever. These symptoms intensify after meals especially those that contain fat. Acute cholecystitis can be misdiagnosed as other conditions that impact the gallbladder, kidney and liver such as chronic cholecystitis, hepatitis, and urosepsis.