Porcelain gall bladder

  • 0.2% of cholecystectomy specimens
  • Complete or scattered mural calcification
  • <5% chance of carcinoma of gall bladder
  • Prophylactic cholecystectomy recommended
  • Calcification follows contour of gall bladder
  • Focal or diffuse
  • Mimics emphysematous cholecystitis on ultrasound. ‘Double-arc shadow’ sign of stones is absent
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Stephen, Antonia E., and David L. Berger. “Carcinoma in the porcelain gallbladder: a relationship revisited.” Surgery 129.6 (2001): 699-703.

Kane, R. A., et al. “Porcelain gallbladder: ultrasound and CT appearance.” Radiology 152.1 (1984): 137-141.