Murat Ferhat Ferhatoglu, Abdulcabbar Kartal


Porcelain gallbladder is an extremely rare variant of chronic cholecystitis. Previous studies have shown that the incidence of gallbladder cancer has reached 60% in patients with porcelain gallbladder, but in more recent studies, this incidence has been proven to be around 6%. Therefore, surgical intervention is not recommended for every patient. Although laparoscopic surgery is the preferred method of treatment, It is recommended that open surgery should be preferred in some publications because of high complication rates and technical difficulties of laparoscopic approach.


Porcelain, gallbladder, cholecystitis, cholecystectomy, calcificaiton

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24125/sanamed.v14i1.294


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