porcelain gallbladder

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por·ce·lain gall·blad·der

intramural calcification of the gallbladder commonly associated with gallbladder cancer.
A calcified and fibrotically indurated gallbladder arising in acute exacerbation of chronic cholecystitis and cholelithiasis; while it is uncommon, 20% develop carcinoma


the pear-shaped reservoir for bile attached to the visceral surface or between the lobes of the liver in all domestic animal species except the horse. It serves as a storage place for bile. The gallbladder may be subject to such disorders as inflammation and the formation of gallstone.

gallbladder cystic mucosal hyperplasia
hyperplasia of the mucus-secreting glands in the gallbladder and larger bile ducts.
gallbladder edema
a gross lesion in many cases of infectious canine hepatitis.
gallbladder inflammation
gallbladder meridian points
acupuncture points on the gallbladder meridian.
gallbladder paralysis
a specific abnormality in lantadene poisoning. The gallbladder is grossly distended and full of viscid, pale bile.
porcelain gallbladder
intramural mineralization of the gallbladder.
gallbladder radiography
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In addition to an x-ray or an ultrasound, a computed tomography scan can confirm the diagnosis of porcelain gallbladder.
Porcelain gallbladder is not associated with gallbladder carcinoma.
Porcelain gallbladder is the end result of chronic inflammation of the gallbladder wall.
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed a large porcelain gallbladder filled with multiple gallstones and increased arterial flow suggested acute inflammation (Figure-1).
Calcification of gallbladder or porcelain gallbladder is an important risk for carcinoma of the gallbladder accounting for 12-61%.
4%) of cases and porcelain gallbladder accounting for (1.
The pathogenesis of gall bladder calcification remains controversial, but the vast majority of specimens have concurrent cholelithiasis, leading authors to suggest that porcelain gallbladder is an unusual manifestation of chronic cholecystitis.