Diffuse gallbladder wall thickening: differential diagnosis

Adriaan C van Breda Vriesman, Marc R Engelbrecht, Robin H M Smithuis, Julien B C M Puylaert
AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology 2007, 188 (2): 495-501

OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to review and illustrate the various clinical entities that may cause diffuse thickening of the gallbladder wall on diagnostic imaging studies.

CONCLUSION: Diffuse gallbladder wall thickening may be caused by a wide range of gallbladder diseases and extracholecystic pathologic conditions. In most cases its cause can be determined by correlation of the clinical presentation and associated imaging findings.

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