Gallbladder adenomyomatosis

Case contributed by Dr Vikas Shah

Presentation

Right upper quadrant pain

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Thickened gallbladder wall. Streaky echogenic lines from the anterior GB wall in keeping with comet-tail artifact. No gallstones.

Case Discussion

The comet-tail artifact is a type of ultrasound reverberation artifact caused by cholesterol crystals being trapped within Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses in gallbladder adenomyomatosis.

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Case information

rID: 65505
Published: 11th Jan 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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