Cholesterol Polyps and Cholesterolosis



Cholesterol Polyps and Cholesterolosis


Kari D. Caradine, MD









Gross photograph of a gallbladder with cholesterolosis shows numerous yellow dots with a red-brown background image, somewhat resembling a strawberry. In addition, there is a cholesterol polyp image.






Hematoxylin and eosin section shows multiple villi with expansion of the lamina propria by numerous foamy macrophages, characteristic of cholesterolosis image.


TERMINOLOGY


Definitions



  • Accumulation of neutral lipid within macrophages of lamina propria of gallbladder


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Pathogenesis

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Cholesterol Polyps and Cholesterolosis
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