What's the Diagnosis? By Dr. Lauren Murphy

A 63yo female with a history of gallstones presents with worsening abdominal cramping. What’s the diagnosis?

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Answer: Porcelain Gallbladder

  • Often an incidental finding, patients may not have symptoms of gallbladder disease
  • Can be seen on plain radiograph of the abdomen
  • Once thought to be ominous, modern literature suggests that the risk of acquiring cancer is roughly 6% and many patients can be monitored without surgery
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