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Porcelain Gallbladder
Siva P. Raman, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Calcified gallbladder (GB), calcifying cholecystitis
          • Definitions

            • Calcification of GB wall

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • Fluoroscopic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic 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. Gandhi D et al: A pictorial review of gall stones and its associated complications. Clin Imaging. 60(2):228-36, 2020
                                            2. Zulfiqar M et al: Diagnostic approach to benign and malignant calcifications in the abdomen and pelvis. Radiographics. 40(3):731-53, 2020
                                            3. DesJardins H et al: Porcelain gallbladder: is observation a safe option in select populations? J Am Coll Surg. 226(6):1064-9, 2018
                                            4. Revzin MV et al: The gallbladder: uncommon gallbladder conditions and unusual presentations of the common gallbladder pathological processes. Abdom Imaging. 40(2):385-99, 2014
                                            5. Schnelldorfer T: Porcelain gallbladder: a benign process or concern for malignancy? J Gastrointest Surg. 17(6):1161-8, 2013
                                            6. Brown KM et al: Porcelain gallbladder and risk of gallbladder cancer. Arch Surg. 146(10):1148, 2011
                                            7. Khan ZS et al: Reassessing the need for prophylactic surgery in patients with porcelain gallbladder: case series and systematic review of the literature. Arch Surg. 146(10):1143-7, 2011
                                            8. Ash-Miles J et al: More than just stones: a pictorial review of common and less common gallbladder pathologies. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 37(5):189-202, 2008
                                            9. Liang HP et al: Porcelain gallbladder. J Am Geriatr Soc. 56(5):960-1, 2008
                                            10. Cunningham SC et al: Porcelain gallbladder and cancer: ethnicity explains a discrepant literature? Am J Med. 120(4):e17-8, 2007
                                            11. Gore RM et al: Imaging benign and malignant disease of the gallbladder. Radiol Clin North Am. 40(6): 1307-23, vi, 2002
                                            12. Opatrny L: Porcelain gallbladder. CMAJ. 166(7): 933, 2002
                                            13. Stephen AE et al: Carcinoma in the porcelain gallbladder: a relationship revisited. Surgery. 129(6): 699-703, 2001
                                            14. Towfigh S et al: Porcelain gallbladder is not associated with gallbladder carcinoma. Am Surg. 67(1): 7-10, 2001
                                            15. Rybicki FJ: The WES sign. Radiology. 214(3): 881-2, 2000
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Calcified gallbladder (GB), calcifying cholecystitis
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Calcification of GB wall

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • Fluoroscopic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Ultrasonographic 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. Gandhi D et al: A pictorial review of gall stones and its associated complications. Clin Imaging. 60(2):228-36, 2020
                                                                                      2. Zulfiqar M et al: Diagnostic approach to benign and malignant calcifications in the abdomen and pelvis. Radiographics. 40(3):731-53, 2020
                                                                                      3. DesJardins H et al: Porcelain gallbladder: is observation a safe option in select populations? J Am Coll Surg. 226(6):1064-9, 2018
                                                                                      4. Revzin MV et al: The gallbladder: uncommon gallbladder conditions and unusual presentations of the common gallbladder pathological processes. Abdom Imaging. 40(2):385-99, 2014
                                                                                      5. Schnelldorfer T: Porcelain gallbladder: a benign process or concern for malignancy? J Gastrointest Surg. 17(6):1161-8, 2013
                                                                                      6. Brown KM et al: Porcelain gallbladder and risk of gallbladder cancer. Arch Surg. 146(10):1148, 2011
                                                                                      7. Khan ZS et al: Reassessing the need for prophylactic surgery in patients with porcelain gallbladder: case series and systematic review of the literature. Arch Surg. 146(10):1143-7, 2011
                                                                                      8. Ash-Miles J et al: More than just stones: a pictorial review of common and less common gallbladder pathologies. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 37(5):189-202, 2008
                                                                                      9. Liang HP et al: Porcelain gallbladder. J Am Geriatr Soc. 56(5):960-1, 2008
                                                                                      10. Cunningham SC et al: Porcelain gallbladder and cancer: ethnicity explains a discrepant literature? Am J Med. 120(4):e17-8, 2007
                                                                                      11. Gore RM et al: Imaging benign and malignant disease of the gallbladder. Radiol Clin North Am. 40(6): 1307-23, vi, 2002
                                                                                      12. Opatrny L: Porcelain gallbladder. CMAJ. 166(7): 933, 2002
                                                                                      13. Stephen AE et al: Carcinoma in the porcelain gallbladder: a relationship revisited. Surgery. 129(6): 699-703, 2001
                                                                                      14. Towfigh S et al: Porcelain gallbladder is not associated with gallbladder carcinoma. Am Surg. 67(1): 7-10, 2001
                                                                                      15. Rybicki FJ: The WES sign. Radiology. 214(3): 881-2, 2000