Angiodysplasia of the gallbladder

Kok, Kenneth Y.Y. and Telisinghe, Pemasiri U. (2011) Angiodysplasia of the gallbladder. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 2 8: 256-257. doi:10.1016/j.ijscr.2011.08.004

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Author Kok, Kenneth Y.Y.
Telisinghe, Pemasiri U.
Title Angiodysplasia of the gallbladder
Journal name International Journal of Surgery Case Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2210-2612
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijscr.2011.08.004
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue 8
Start page 256
End page 257
Total pages 2
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Angiodysplasia is a term used to describe distinct mucosal vascular ectasias found mainly in the gastrointestinal tract. Angiodysplasia of the gallbladder is exceedingly rare.

Presentation of case

We encountered a patient who presented with biliary colic and subsequently underwent an elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The angiodysplasia of the gallbladder was found incidentally on histopathological examination of the excised gallbladder.


Review of the literature showed only one other reported case of angiodysplasia of the gallbladder. The condition may be found incidentally after histopathological examination of the gallbladder removed for gallstone; or it may present with haemobilia.


We presented an extremely rare case of angiodysplasia of the gallbladder, which was found incidentally after histopathological examination of the gallbladder removed for gallstone. Angiodysplasia of the gallbladder has the potential to bleed. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is effective in providing a definitive cure.
Keyword Gallbladder
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Available online 26 August 2011.

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