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what does calcification in the gallbladder mean?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Porcelain GB: Calcification in the gallbladder wall, called porcelain gallbladder, is a sign of chronic, albeit indolent cholecystitis.Many gallstones, seen in the gallbladder, have calcium.Porcelain gallbladder should be removed, as there's an increased, though still very low, risk of gallbladder cancer.Gallstones which don't cause any symptoms can be ignored, but surgery should be considered for problems.Good luck.
Answered on Feb 25, 2018
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