What does a radiographic finding of diffusely calcified gallbladder indicate in a patient with suspected cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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A diffusely calcified gallbladder (ie, porcelainized) most commonly is associated with carcinoma, although two studies have found no association between partial calcification of the gallbladder and carcinoma. [21, 22]

Other findings may include renal calculi, intestinal obstruction, or pneumonia.

See Acute Cholecystitis Imaging and Acalculous Cholecystitis Imaging for more complete information on these topics.


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