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Benign gallbladder tumors

Villous papilloma

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 14 February 2013, last major update September 2012
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● Associated with metachromatic leukodystrophy in children and adults
● May cause massive hemobilia

Case reports

● 2 year old girl with metachromatic leukodystrophy (Hum Pathol 1984;15:1192)
● Middle aged woman with acromegaly (World J Gastroenterol 2007;13:3144)
● 76 year old woman with upper abdominal pain (Hepatogastroenterology 1997;44:681)

Micro images

Foveolar-type tubulopapillary (villous) adenoma arising in Rokitansky-Aschoff sinus; lining cells are tall columnar with abundant cytoplasm and basal nuclei

Diffuse nuclear expression of CDX2 in an intestinal-type papillary (villous) adenoma

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