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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

                  • 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. Revzin MV et al: The gallbladder: uncommon gallbladder conditions and unusual presentations of the common gallbladder pathological processes. Abdom Imaging. ePub, 2014
                                          2. Schnelldorfer T: Porcelain gallbladder: a benign process or concern for malignancy? J Gastrointest Surg. 17(6):1161-8, 2013
                                          3. Brown KM et al: Porcelain gallbladder and risk of gallbladder cancer. Arch Surg. 146(10):1148, 2011
                                          4. 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
                                          5. 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
                                          6. Liang HP et al: Porcelain gallbladder. J Am Geriatr Soc. 56(5):960-1, 2008
                                          7. Cunningham SC et al: Porcelain gallbladder and cancer: ethnicity explains a discrepant literature? Am J Med. 120(4):e17-8, 2007
                                          8. Gore RM et al: Imaging benign and malignant disease of the gallbladder. Radiol Clin North Am. 40(6): 1307-23, vi, 2002
                                          9. Opatrny L: Porcelain gallbladder. CMAJ. 166(7): 933, 2002
                                          10. Stephen AE et al: Carcinoma in the porcelain gallbladder: a relationship revisited. Surgery. 129(6): 699-703, 2001
                                          11. Towfigh S et al: Porcelain gallbladder is not associated with gallbladder carcinoma. Am Surg. 67(1): 7-10, 2001
                                          12. 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

                                                          • 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. Revzin MV et al: The gallbladder: uncommon gallbladder conditions and unusual presentations of the common gallbladder pathological processes. Abdom Imaging. ePub, 2014
                                                                                  2. Schnelldorfer T: Porcelain gallbladder: a benign process or concern for malignancy? J Gastrointest Surg. 17(6):1161-8, 2013
                                                                                  3. Brown KM et al: Porcelain gallbladder and risk of gallbladder cancer. Arch Surg. 146(10):1148, 2011
                                                                                  4. 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
                                                                                  5. 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
                                                                                  6. Liang HP et al: Porcelain gallbladder. J Am Geriatr Soc. 56(5):960-1, 2008
                                                                                  7. Cunningham SC et al: Porcelain gallbladder and cancer: ethnicity explains a discrepant literature? Am J Med. 120(4):e17-8, 2007
                                                                                  8. Gore RM et al: Imaging benign and malignant disease of the gallbladder. Radiol Clin North Am. 40(6): 1307-23, vi, 2002
                                                                                  9. Opatrny L: Porcelain gallbladder. CMAJ. 166(7): 933, 2002
                                                                                  10. Stephen AE et al: Carcinoma in the porcelain gallbladder: a relationship revisited. Surgery. 129(6): 699-703, 2001
                                                                                  11. Towfigh S et al: Porcelain gallbladder is not associated with gallbladder carcinoma. Am Surg. 67(1): 7-10, 2001
                                                                                  12. Rybicki FJ: The WES sign. Radiology. 214(3): 881-2, 2000