Inflammatory polyps of the gallbladder

Inflammatory polyps of the gallbladder are a subtype of gallbladder polyps, representing ~10% of polyps.


Thought to develop from chronic inflammation, with deposition of cholesterol in the gallbladder wall and mucosal irritation, leading to a fibrous reaction 2.

There is no evidence that they are a premalignant lesion.

Radiographic features

  • usually multiple and <10 mm
  • variable echogenicity
  • cannot be reliably differentiated from other subtypes of gallbladder polyp

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rID: 35363
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Inflammatory polyp of the gallbladder
  • Gallbladder inflammatory polyp

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