Gallbladder & extrahepatic bile ducts

Gallbladder nonneoplastic

Inflammatory polyp

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Minor changes: 30 December 2020

Copyright: 2003-2021,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Inflammatory polyp gallbladder

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Inflammatory polyp. website. Accessed September 21st, 2021.
Definition / general
  • 15% of benign polyps
  • Associated with chronic cholecystitis
Case reports
Gross description
  • 3 - 15 mm, red gray brown, usually sessile and single
Gross images

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Smooth surfaced polyp

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • 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
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Nonneoplastic polyp with
edematous stroma and
infiltration of lymphocytes
and plasma cells

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