cholesterolosis

cho·les·ter·ol·o·sis

(kō-les'ter-ol-ō'sis),
1. A condition resulting from a disturbance in metabolism of lipids, characterized by deposits of cholesterol in tissue, as in Tangier disease.
2. Cholesterol crystals in the anterior chamber of the eye, as in aphakia with associated retinal separation.
Synonym(s): cholesterinosis

cholesterolosis

/cho·les·ter·ol·o·sis/ (-o´sis) cholesterosis.

cholesterolosis

[kəles′tərəlō′sis]
an abnormal condition, found in about 5% of patients with chronic cholecystitis, in which deposits of cholesterol occur within large macrophages in the submucosa of the gallbladder. This produces a spotty appearance, sometimes referred to as a strawberry gallbladder. Cholesterolosis is often associated with gallstones and may be asymptomatic or accompanied by biliary colic. Also called cholesterosis. See also cholecystitis.

cho·les·ter·ol·o·sis

(kō-les'ter-ol'ŏ-sis)
1. A condition resulting from a disturbance in metabolism of lipids, characterized by deposits of cholesterol in tissue.
2. Cholesterol crystals in the anterior chamber of the eye.

Cholesterolosis

Cholesterol crystals or deposits in the lining of the gallbladder.
Mentioned in: Gallstones

cholesterolosis

disturbed lipid metabolism characterized by cholesterol deposition within subcuticular tissues, e.g. isolated fatty lump (lipoma) overlying Achilles tendon
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Cholesterolosis and hyperplasia are the inflammatory polyps (3).
There were 23 cholesterolosis with a diameter less than 10 mm, four (57%) of them had concomitant gallstones.
Cholesterolosis is described as a submucosal deposit of esters of cholesterol chiefly in histiocytes.
Organs tinged by bilirubin include the cirrhotic liver (E) and the gallbladder with cholesterolosis and yellow-green gallstones (F).
Cholesterolosis, xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis, benign polyps, pre-malignant and malignant conditions are the less common pathological entities6.
Histologic examination showed that in almost half of the gallbladders, the only abnormality was cholesterolosis or cholesterol polyps; 94% of the gallbladders had benign lesions.
Owen CC, Bilhartz LE Gallbladder polyps, cholesterolosis, adenomyomatosis, and acute acalculous cholecystitis.
16] Frequently, chronic cholecystitis presents a large range of associated lesions such as cholesterolosis, muscle hypertrophy, parietal fibrosis, polypoid and adenomatous proliferation of mucous glands, metaplasia, hyperplasia and dysplasia.
Columnar epithelium with basally placed nucleus showing mucosal prolapse into the muscularis - Chronic Calculous Cholecystitis with Cholesterolosis (Figure 4, 5).
The pathogenesis of cholesterolosis is not very clear and remains questionable, though many theories and studies have been documented, thus making it difficult to accurately calculate the incidence.
Though cholesterolosis may be associated with cholesterol stones and high serum cholesterol levels, there are situations where they may not be so.

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