February 1972

Hyperplastic Cholecystoses

Author Affiliations

From the departments of surgery (Drs. Jacobs, DeMeester, and Zuidema), pathology (Dr. Eggleston), and radiology (Dr. Margulies), the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Arch Surg. 1972;104(2):193-194. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180020073014

Hyperplastic cholecystosis designates a disease entity characterized by a functional abnormality of the gallbladder without specific anatomic changes. Six patients with the radiological diagnosis of hyperplastic cholecystosis have been treated with cholecystectomy. All patients reported complete relief from vomiting, pain, and food intolerance. Cholecystectomy, therefore, appears to be indicated in the symptomatic patient with the radiological findings of hyperplastic cholecystosis.