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Gallbladder Cholesterol Polyp
Jade Wong-You-Cheong, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Synonyms

          • Focal gallbladder (GB) cholesterosis, polypoid cholesterosis
        • Definitions

          • Abnormal deposit of cholesterol ester producing villous-like structure covered with single layer of epithelium and attached via delicate stalk

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Ultrasonographic Findings

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Sebastian S et al: Managing incidental findings on abdominal and pelvic CT and MRI, Part 4: white paper of the ACR Incidental Findings Committee II on gallbladder and biliary findings. J Am Coll Radiol. 10(12):953-6, 2013
                                      2. Terada T: Histopathologic features and frequency of gall bladder lesions in consecutive 540 cholecystectomies. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 6(1):91-6, 2013
                                      3. Cairns V et al: Risk and Cost-effectiveness of Surveillance Followed by Cholecystectomy for Gallbladder Polyps. Arch Surg. 147(12):1078-83, 2012
                                      4. Gallahan WC et al: Diagnosis and management of gallbladder polyps. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):359-67, x, 2010
                                      5. Chattopadhyay D et al: Outcome of gall bladder polypoidal lesions detected by transabdominal ultrasound scanning: a nine year experience. World J Gastroenterol. 11(14):2171-3, 2005
                                      6. Sandri L et al: Gallbladder cholesterol polyps and cholesterolosis. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 49(3):217-24, 2003
                                      7. Sugiyama M et al: Endoscopic ultrasonography for differential diagnosis of polypoid gall bladder lesions: analysis in surgical and follow up series. Gut. 46(2):250-4, 2000
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Synonyms

                                              • Focal gallbladder (GB) cholesterosis, polypoid cholesterosis
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Abnormal deposit of cholesterol ester producing villous-like structure covered with single layer of epithelium and attached via delicate stalk

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Sebastian S et al: Managing incidental findings on abdominal and pelvic CT and MRI, Part 4: white paper of the ACR Incidental Findings Committee II on gallbladder and biliary findings. J Am Coll Radiol. 10(12):953-6, 2013
                                                                          2. Terada T: Histopathologic features and frequency of gall bladder lesions in consecutive 540 cholecystectomies. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 6(1):91-6, 2013
                                                                          3. Cairns V et al: Risk and Cost-effectiveness of Surveillance Followed by Cholecystectomy for Gallbladder Polyps. Arch Surg. 147(12):1078-83, 2012
                                                                          4. Gallahan WC et al: Diagnosis and management of gallbladder polyps. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):359-67, x, 2010
                                                                          5. Chattopadhyay D et al: Outcome of gall bladder polypoidal lesions detected by transabdominal ultrasound scanning: a nine year experience. World J Gastroenterol. 11(14):2171-3, 2005
                                                                          6. Sandri L et al: Gallbladder cholesterol polyps and cholesterolosis. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 49(3):217-24, 2003
                                                                          7. Sugiyama M et al: Endoscopic ultrasonography for differential diagnosis of polypoid gall bladder lesions: analysis in surgical and follow up series. Gut. 46(2):250-4, 2000