Malakoplakia of the Gallbladder

Shomik Sengupta, Malcolm Buchanan, Peter Danne

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Malakoplakia, a rare inflammatory condition usually occurring in the urinary tract, may occasionally be seen in other viscera, including the gall bladder. We describe one of the few cases of malakoplakia in the gall bladder, wherein, due to diagnostic confusion with carcinoma as well as operative difficulty, open cholecystectomy was necessitated. Malakoplakia of the gall bladder may be seen rarely, and then only incidentally, but needs to be kept in mind as a potential differential diagnosis for carcinoma and granulomatous cholecystitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-158
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Carcinoma
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gall bladder
  • Granulomatous cholecystitis
  • Malakoplakia
  • Michaelis-Gutman bodies

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