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:

Its prevalence may range around 4-8% and there there may be a male predilection.

Usually clinically silent, with most patients being asymptomatic.

It is characterised by mucosal villous hyperplasia with excessive accumulation of cholesterol esters within epithelial macrophages.

The natural history in general is benign.

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rID: 52456
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Gallbladder cholesterolosis
  • Cholesterolosis of the gallbladder
  • Cholesterolosis of gallbladder

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