A 47-year-old member asked:
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please explain what it means when a person has a calcified gallbladder? is it dangerous?

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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: A porcelain gallbladder is the calcification of the gallbladder. The exact cause is not clear. It is a variant of chronic cholecystitis. Inflammation causes the gallblader to thicken and calcium builds up within the wall of the gallbladder. Porcelain gallbladder is associated with gallbladder cancer. Treatment is to remove the gallbladder.
Answered on Feb 18, 2014

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