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  • Impact Factor: 1.809**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2474-1655
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655
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Major Scope

  •  Surgery Cases
  •  Family Medicine and Public Health
  •  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Chemotherapy
  •  Neurology
  •  Endoscopy
  •  Pediatrics
  •  Hepatitis


Citation: Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020;5(1):1847.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655.1847

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

Jinyu Pei, Peng Liu, Guanghua Cao, Dongxia Yang, Cong Wang, Dongdong Dai, Jingyu Cao and Linlin Qu

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

Cite the Article:

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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