Gallbladder wall thickening

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

High fever, and abdominal swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

The gallbladder wall is diffusely thickened and edematous reaching 5 mm with pericholecystic edema. Reactive mesenteric lymph nodes are also noted.

Case Discussion

Diffuse increased gallbladder wall thickness has many differential diagnoses that should be correlated with the context of patient's clinical information, laboratory results and other investigations to reach its etiology. See: Diffuse gallbladder wall thickening (differential) 

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