Benign gallbladder tumors
Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 14 February 2013, last major update September 2012
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● 15% of benign polyps
● Associated with chronic cholecystitis
● 69 year old man with inflammatory polyp mimicking early polypoid carcinoma.(Case Rep Gastroenterol 2009;3:255)
● 3-15 mm, red-gray-brown, usually sessile and single
● Sessile mucosal projections with a surface of columnar epithelial cells covering a fibrous stroma with chronic inflammatory cells and lipid-laden macrophages in granulation-type tissue
Nonneoplastic polyp with edematous stroma and infiltration of lymphocytes and plasma cells
End of Gallbladder > Benign gallbladder tumors > Inflammatory polyp
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