Gallbladder cholecystosis

Dr Bruno Di Muzio and Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Gallbladder cholecystoses are conditions characterized by the accumulation of cholesterol (and other fats) in the gallbladder. There are two main forms:

  • adenomyomatosis: mucosal hyperplasia with growth toward the muscular layer - thickened muscular layer. Cholesterol accumulation is intraluminal (within the Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses), therefore, lined by mucosal epithelium 2,3
  • cholesterolosis: mucosal hyperplasia with the accumulation of cholesterol esters and triglycerides in the macrophages of the lamina propria - appearance is known as “strawberry gallbladder2,3

Article information

rID: 64095
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Gallbladder cholecystoses
  • Cholecystoses

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