Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder

Case contributed by Dr Amrit Hansra


Right upper quadrant pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder

Notice the classic echogenic V-shaped "comet-tail" reverberation artifact emanating into the gallbladder lumen.  These lesions are often diagnosed incidentally in the 5th decade, and represent benign cholesterol deposits within Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses.  

Case Discussion

Adenomyomatosis is a common incidental finding in abdominal sonography. It is not associated with pain.

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