Gallbladder wall cholesterolosis
Gallbladder wall cholesterolosis is a situation that results from accumulation of cholesterol esters and triglycerides in the macrophages at gallbladder wall level.
It may occur in two forms:
- diffuse: strawberry gallbladder
Its prevalence may range around 4-8% and there there may be a an increased male predilection.
It is characterised by mucosal villous hyperplasia with excessive accumulation of cholesterol esters within epithelial macrophages.
Usually clinically silent with most patients being asymptomatic.
Treatment and prognosis
The natural history in general is benign.
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