Korean J Med.  2007 Feb;72(2):222-225.

A case of porcelain gallbladder

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. mhkim@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Porcelain gallbladder is characterized by extensive deposition of calcium in the wall of the gallbladder. It is commonly associated with gallbladder cancer, but it has been rarely reported in Korea. Porcelain gallbladder is regarded as a precancerous lesion and prophylactic cholecystectomy is the treatment of choice. We report here a case of a patient with porcelain gallbladder. This case showed the typical radiologic and pathologic findings of this disease. The patient was treated by laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Keyword

Porcelain gallbladder; Cholecystectomy

MeSH Terms

Calcium
Cholecystectomy
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
Dental Porcelain*
Gallbladder Neoplasms
Gallbladder*
Humans
Korea
Calcium
Dental Porcelain
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