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Gallbladder mucocele

Case contributed by Dr Faheemullah Khan


Mild right upper quadrant pain. No other associated symptom.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Distended gall bladder completely filled with thick mucinous fluid/sludge. The gall bladder wall thickness is normal and there is no peri-cholecystic edema. 

Case Discussion

Mucoceles develop due to excessive accumulation of mucus. It may be due to an impacted stone in the gallbladder neck (most commonly) or cystic duct, or decreased gallbladder motility.

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Case information

rID: 63990
Published: 31st Oct 2018
Last edited: 19th May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Hayatabad Medical Complex

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