Gallbladder inflammatory polyps
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Gallbladder inflammatory polyps are thought to develop from chronic inflammation, with deposition of cholesterol in the gallbladder wall and mucosal irritation, leading to a fibrous reaction 2,3.
There is no evidence that they are a premalignant lesion 3.
- usually multiple and <10 mm
- variable echogenicity
- cannot be reliably differentiated from other subtypes of gallbladder polyp
- features of chronic cholecystitis might be evident