Gallbladder hydrops

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


RUQ pain and vomiting. On examination, large right abdominal mass.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

The gallbladder is grossly distended passing inferomedially to cross the midline at the level of the pelvic inlet. A large calculus in the neck of the gallbladder. Mild biliary dilation, without detected stricture of duct calcification. There is no free intraperitoneal fluid or gas. There is no gas in the biliary tree. No gallbladder wall thickening. 

Calcifications within the uterus are most in keeping with fibroids.


Gallbladder hydrops with a large neck stone. 

Case Discussion

The patient proceeded to cholecystectomy and histopathology demonstrated active chronic cholecystitis

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Case information

rID: 38070
Published: 5th Jul 2015
Last edited: 22nd Sep 2015
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