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
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Porcelain gallbladder: ultrasound and CT appearance.
In addition to an x-ray or an ultrasound, a computed tomography scan can confirm the diagnosis of porcelain gallbladder.
Calcification of the gallbladder ("porcelain gallbladder").
Porcelain gallbladder and risk of gallbladder cancer.
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed a large porcelain gallbladder filled with multiple gallstones and increased arterial flow suggested acute inflammation (Figure-1).
The patient was hospitalised in the intensive care unit (ICU) with the diagnosis of abdominal sepsis cholangitis and porcelain gallbladder. On the 2nd day of follow-up planned Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) could not be performed due to patient's intolerance.
Gallbladder polyps are most common among the benign lesions accounting for (9.3%) cases, with mucocele second most common accounting for (7.4%) of cases and porcelain gallbladder accounting for (1.9%) of masses.
One case of porcelain gallbladder was observed in our study.
The term "porcelain gallbladder" was coined in 1929 to describe the bluish discoloration and brittle consistency of a gallbladder with an extensively calcified wall.