Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Porcelain Gallbladder or a Special Type Stone? A Case Report about Novel Gallbladder Disease

Jinyu Pei1,2, Peng Liu1,2, Guanghua Cao1,2, Dongxia Yang1, Cong Wang1, Dongdong Dai1, Jingyu Cao1 and Linlin Qu1*

1Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, China 2Medical College of Qingdao University, China

*Correspondance to: Linlin Qu, 

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Porcelain gallbladder is a mild and rare disease. Patients are usually asymptomatic and the diagnosis is often made incidentally on a plain abdominal CT scan. The CT scan was performed because the patient was abdominal pain after meal and the result was gallbladder neck stones and partial gallbladder wall calcification. Two days before the operation, the patient’s another abdominal CT scan showed that gallbladder wall is not calcified. The calcified gallbladder wall disappeared. Due to frequent episodes of abdominal pain, the patient underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Postoperative specimens were found in the gallbladder neck stones and gallbladder mucosa attached to white jelly-like substances. The result of the abdominal CT scan was overturned: The porcelain white jelly-like substance attached to the gallbladder mucosa was not calcified by the gallbladder wall and may be the early manifestation of solid stones (semi-solid stones).


Porcelain gallbladder; Gallbladder stone; Calcified gallbladder wall; Cholecystitis


Pei J, Liu P, Cao G, Yang D, Wang C, Dai D. Porcelain Gallbladder or a Special Type Stone? A Case Report about Novel Gallbladder Disease. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1847..

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