What does cholesterolosis mean?

What does cholesterolosis mean?

The term cholesterolosis refers to the accumulation of lipid-containing foamy macrophages in the lamina propria of the gallbladder (Fig. 28-15). Grossly this accumulation is seen as yellow mucosal flecks, linear streaks, or a meshlike network.

What is a strawberry gallbladder?

Strawberry gallbladder refers to the surface appearance (not shape) of the mucosa of the gallbladder due to multiple small collections of triglycerides and cholesterol esters within the lamina propria of the gallbladder wall (gallbladder wall cholesterolosis).

What is adenomyosis of gallbladder?

Gallbladder (GB) adenomyomatosis (ADM) is a benign, acquired anomaly, characterized by hypertrophy of the mucosal epithelium that invaginates into the interstices of a thickened muscularis forming so-called Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses. There are three forms of ADM: segmental, fundal and more rarely, diffuse.

How do you treat cholesterolosis?

Surgical cholecystectomy and cholecystostomy provide the most definitive treatment although recent studies indicate success with percutaneous or endoscopic cholecystostomy. Cholesterolosis and adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder are usually clinically silent and incidental findings at the time of cholecystectomy.

What kind of surgery do they do to remove the gallbladder?

A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a surgery during which the doctor removes your gallbladder. This procedure uses several small cuts instead of one large one.

When do you need a cholecystectomy if you have gallstones?

A cholecystectomy is most commonly performed to treat gallstones and the complications they cause. Your doctor may recommend a cholecystectomy if you have: Gallstones in the gallbladder (cholelithiasis) Gallstones in the bile duct (choledocholithiasis)

How does cholestasis affect the liver and gallbladder?

Cholestasis. (See also Overview of the Liver and Gallbladder and Gallbladder and Biliary Tract .) With cholestasis, the flow of bile (the digestive fluid produced by the liver) is impaired at some point between the liver cells (which produce bile) and the duodenum (the first segment of the small intestine).

What happens when gallstones are removed from the gallbladder?

Gallstones are crystals that form in the gallbladder. They can block the flow of bile out of the gallbladder into your digestive system. This roadblock causes cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder). Gallstones can also move to other parts of the body and cause problems. Feeling bloated. Fever. Jaundice (yellow-looking skin). Nausea.