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Fundal variant adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder: report of three cases and review of the literature.

Ozgonul A, Bitiren M, Guldur ME, Sogut O, Yilmaz LE - J Clin Med Res (2010)

Bottom Line: They may involve in the fundal localization as a second frequency and have a predilection for the middle and elderly-aged women.The chronic irritation is mostly aetiological factor and rarely has malignant potential.In this paper, the authors present the clinicopathological features of three cases with adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder and discuss under the light of current literature because of the rarity of these conditions.

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Affiliation: Department of General Surgery, Harran University, School of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder (adenomyomas or adenomyomatous hyperplasia) is relatively uncommon tumor or tumor-like lesions that are found in 2%5% of all cholecystectomies. They may involve in the fundal localization as a second frequency and have a predilection for the middle and elderly-aged women. Adenomyomas are histologically characterized by epithelial proliferation and muscular hyperplasia of the gallbladder. The chronic irritation is mostly aetiological factor and rarely has malignant potential. In this paper, the authors present the clinicopathological features of three cases with adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder and discuss under the light of current literature because of the rarity of these conditions.

Keywords: Gallbladder; Adenomyomatosis; Fundal variant.

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Figure 1: A white, firm hemisferic mass containing microcysts in the fundal region of the gallbladder (black arrows).

Mentions: On macroscopic examination in all the cholecystectomy materials, gray-dull colored gallbladders were observed. When the gallbladders were dissected, a dark-green colored fluid and numerous yellow-brown gallstones of 0.3 - 1 cm diameter were demonstrated. The gallbladder lumens were smooth and the wall thickness was 0.2 - 0.3 cm. In two patients, a lesion of 0.7 cm diameter, and in one patient, a lesion of 1 cm diameter protruding into the lumen in the form of hemispherical bulging in the fundus of the gallbladder were detected. The sectional surfaces of these masses were gray-white colored and consisted of microcystic structures (Fig. 1).


Fundal variant adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder: report of three cases and review of the literature.

Ozgonul A, Bitiren M, Guldur ME, Sogut O, Yilmaz LE - J Clin Med Res (2010)

A white, firm hemisferic mass containing microcysts in the fundal region of the gallbladder (black arrows).
© Copyright Policy - open access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: A white, firm hemisferic mass containing microcysts in the fundal region of the gallbladder (black arrows).
Mentions: On macroscopic examination in all the cholecystectomy materials, gray-dull colored gallbladders were observed. When the gallbladders were dissected, a dark-green colored fluid and numerous yellow-brown gallstones of 0.3 - 1 cm diameter were demonstrated. The gallbladder lumens were smooth and the wall thickness was 0.2 - 0.3 cm. In two patients, a lesion of 0.7 cm diameter, and in one patient, a lesion of 1 cm diameter protruding into the lumen in the form of hemispherical bulging in the fundus of the gallbladder were detected. The sectional surfaces of these masses were gray-white colored and consisted of microcystic structures (Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: They may involve in the fundal localization as a second frequency and have a predilection for the middle and elderly-aged women.The chronic irritation is mostly aetiological factor and rarely has malignant potential.In this paper, the authors present the clinicopathological features of three cases with adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder and discuss under the light of current literature because of the rarity of these conditions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of General Surgery, Harran University, School of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder (adenomyomas or adenomyomatous hyperplasia) is relatively uncommon tumor or tumor-like lesions that are found in 2%5% of all cholecystectomies. They may involve in the fundal localization as a second frequency and have a predilection for the middle and elderly-aged women. Adenomyomas are histologically characterized by epithelial proliferation and muscular hyperplasia of the gallbladder. The chronic irritation is mostly aetiological factor and rarely has malignant potential. In this paper, the authors present the clinicopathological features of three cases with adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder and discuss under the light of current literature because of the rarity of these conditions.

Keywords: Gallbladder; Adenomyomatosis; Fundal variant.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus