What is Gallbladder Polyp?
• Gallbladder polyps are growths that protrude from the lining of the inside of the gallbladder.
• Most of the gallbladder polyps are benign in nature (some may grow into cancer).
• Pseudotumors (cholesterol polyps, inflammatory polyps; cholesterolosis and hyperplasia)
• Epithelial tumors (adenomas) and mesenchymatous tumors (fibroma, lipoma, and hemangioma)
• Cholesterol polyp/cholesterosis
• Cholesterosis with fibrous dysplasia of gallbladder
• Hyperplastic cholecystosis
• Asymptomatic mostly
• Upper abdominal pain
• Polyps which are smaller than 1 cm and are asymptomatic are monitored for 6–12 months with control ultrasound scans, in order to detect any rapid growth.
• Sessile polyps have a higher prevalence of malignancy than do the patients with pedunculated polyps.
Surgery : Choleycystectomy - Removal of Gallbladder
• Laparoscopic (Preferable)