Gallbladder inflammatory polyps

Gallbladder inflammatory polyps are a benign subtype of gallbladder polyps, representing ~10% of all polyps. They appear as a result of chronic inflammation (chronic cholecystitis). 

For further details, please refer to the parental article on gallbladder polyps

Thought to develop from chronic inflammation, with deposition of cholesterol in the gallbladder wall and mucosal irritation, leading to a fibrous reaction 2,3.

There is no evidence that they are a premalignant lesion 3.

Gallbladder and biliary tract pathology
Share article

Article information

rID: 35363
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Inflammatory polyps of the gallbladder
  • Inflammatory polyp of the gallbladder
  • Gallbladder inflammatory polyp

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.