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Thick-Walled Gallbladder: Differential Diagnosis and Surgical Approach to a Thickened Gallbladder

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Gallbladder is involved in multiple pathologies. The gallbladder contracts and releases the bile into the alimentary canal to facilitate lipid digestion and absorption. The presence of lithogenic bile along with superadded infection incites stone formation and subsequent clinical symptoms. Prolonged irritation of the gallbladder mucosa due to a large stone causes metaplasia and dysplasia sequence. Thick-walled gallbladder can be present in multiple benign as well as malignant pathologies. Malignancy of gallbladder is rarely resectable. However, the presence of thick-walled gallbladder always poses a therapeutic as well as a diagnostic challenge. Thick-walled gallbladder can be double-edged sword where morbid procedure could be performed for a benign pathology and vice versa. Following strict protocols and having a stringent clinical judgment may prevent any catastrophe.

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Gupta, A. (2023). Thick-Walled Gallbladder: Differential Diagnosis and Surgical Approach to a Thickened Gallbladder. In: Kumar Shukla, V., Pandey, M., Dixit, R. (eds) Gallbladder Cancer. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-6442-8_7

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