Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 5 September 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Vasculitis gallbladder[TI]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Vasculitis. website. Accessed September 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Rare
  • Associated with cholecystitis but only 20% have gallstones or sludge
  • Vasculitis often due to polyarteritis nodosa (involves gallbladder at autopsy in 10 - 40%)
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Microscopic (histologic) images

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Fibrinoid necrosis of small artery associated with lymphocytes and macrophages

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