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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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.
The most common diagnosis, chronic cholecystitis, was present in 29 patients (49%), with 12 of these patients also having cholesterolosis.

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