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BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Jun 21;2012. pii: bcr0320125963. doi: 10.1136/bcr.03.2012.5963.

Heterogenous wall thickening of gall blabber: xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis or carcinoma, with type 3 choledochal cyst.

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Radiology Department, NHL MMC, Ahmedabad, India. parthtaylor@gmail.com

Abstract

Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis is an unusual inflammatory disease of the gallbladder characterised by severe proliferative fibrosis and the accumulation of lipid-laden macrophages in areas of destructive inflammation. Its macroscopic appearance may occasionally be confused with gallbladder carcinoma. The authors present a case of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis with type 3 choledochal cyst in a 20-year-old man who was referred to our hospital with a 1-week history of abdominal pain and fever. He underwent endoscopic sphincterotomy and then open cholecystectomy. A histological diagnosis of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis was made.

PMID:
22729338
PMCID:
PMC3387450
DOI:
10.1136/bcr.03.2012.5963
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