Chronic Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis with Focal Adenomyomatosis: A Case Report

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Chronic Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis with Focal Adenomyomatosis: A Case Report

Ahmad Shalaby*, Mohammed Galal ** , Iyad Anabtawi*** Ali Beaila*, Damodhar. Malavalli Venkataramu***
*Department of Pathology, **Department of Radiology, ***Department of Surgery
Security Forces Hospital Dammam – Saudi Arabia

Abstract

Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis is a rare inflammatory disease of the gallbladder characterized by a focal or diffuse destructive inflammatory process, with accumulation of lipid laden macrophages, fibrous tissue, and acute and chronic inflammatory cells. Its importance lies in the fact that it may be confused with carcinoma of the gallbladder. Its active destructive process can lead to significant morbidity as the inflammatory process usually extends into the gallbladder wall and adjacent structures.1
Keywords: Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis, Adenomyomatosis

         

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