Gallstone pancreatitis

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Gallstone pancreatitis is generally a clinical diagnosis. It may be seen in the context of autopsy.

The treatment is cholecystectomy to avoid recurrence.

Microscopic - gallbladder

Features:[1]

  • Aggregates of intraepithelial neutrophils ~ 60% of cases.
  • Findings of chronic cholecystitis ~ 30% of cases.
  • Findings of acute cholecystitis ~ 10% of cases.

See also

References

  1. Chitkara, YK. (Apr 1995). "Pathology of the gallbladder in gallstone pancreatitis.". Arch Pathol Lab Med 119 (4): 355-9. PMID 7726728.