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Cholesterolosis of gallbladder

Cholesterolosis of gallbladder
Classification and external resources
Micrograph of cholesterolosis of the gallbladder. H&E stain.
ICD-10 K82.4
ICD-9 575.6
DiseasesDB 31524

In surgical pathology, strawberry gallbladder, more formally cholesterolosis of the gallbladder and gallbladder cholesterolosis, is a change in the gallbladder wall due to excess cholesterol.[1]

The name strawberry gallbladder comes from the typically stippled appearance of the mucosal surface on gross examination, which resembles a strawberry.Cholesterolosis results from abnormal deposits of cholesterol esters in macrophages within the lamina propria [foam cells] and in mucosal epithelium. The gall bladder may be affected in a patchy localized form or in a diffuse form. The diffuse form macroscopically appears as a bright red mucosa with yellow mottling [due to lipid], hence the term ‘strawberry gall bladder.’ It is not tied to cholelithiasis (gallstones) or cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder).[2]


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  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

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See also


  1. ^ Strawberry gallbladder -
  2. ^ "Cholesterolosis of the Gall Bladder". 

External links

  • 932839443 at GPnotebook
  • Izzo L, Boschetto A, Brachini G et al. (2001). "["Strawberry" gallbladder: review of the literature and our experience]". Il Giornale di chirurgia (in Italian) 22 (1–2): 33–6.  
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