Gallbladder & extrahepatic bile ducts


Follicular cholecystitis

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Minor changes: 24 February 2020

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PubMed Search: Follicular cholecystitis

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Definition / general
  • Well formed germinal centers throughout gallbladder wall
  • Also called lymphoid polyp
  • May grossly resemble polyps up to several mm
  • Associated with typhoid fever, primary sclerosing cholangitis, gram negative bacterial infection of bile (Acta Pathol Jpn 1979;29:67)
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Kelsey E. McHugh, M.D.

Follicular cholecystitis

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