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Abdomen » Hepatobiliary
Mucocele of gallbladder
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Author(s) :
Vikas Arora, MD
 
Presentation A young man presents with epigastric and right upper quadrant discomfort. An ultrasound of the abdomen was performed. 
 
 
 
Caption: Sagittal view of the gall bladder
Description: The gallbladder is distended containing echogenic layering debris within the lumen. The gallbladder wall is of normal thickness. A shadowing calculus [as pointed by the arrow] is seen obstructing the neck of the gallbladder.
 
 
 
Caption: Transverse view of the gallbladder
Description: The layered debris (sludge) within the gallbladder are well seen in this image. This represents Mucocele of the gallbladder which is non-inflammatory distention of the gallbladder. This is due to chronic obstruction by the calculus at the neck of the gallbladder.
 
Differential Diagnosis Mucocele of gallbladder
 
Final Diagnosis Mucocele of gallbladder
 
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