Phrygian cap

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[edit] Discussion

  • Transverse congenital septum in the fundus of the gallbladder.
  • The original term referred to simple folding of the fundus, suggesting a septum radiographically.
  • A causal relationship to the segmental form of adenomyomatosis has been suggested but remains doubtful

[edit] Background

  • Phrygia was an ancient country of Asia Minor, in what is now Turkey.
  • The Phrygian cap was adopted by freed slaves in Roman times, and thus this cap became a symbol of liberty.
  • This headgear made its last appearance in the 18th century during the French Revolution.
  • It can be found atop a sword on the US Seal Of The Department Of The Army.
  • Phygian caps are worn by smurfs

[edit] Imaging Findings

  • A transverse septum extends across the fundus of the gallbladder.

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Patient #1

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