Miscellaneous nontumor

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 5 February 2018, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: Vasculitis gallbladder[TI]

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Vasculitis. website. Accessed March 20th, 2018.
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%)
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Fibrinoid necrosis of small artery associated with lymphocytes and macrophages