A 65-year-old woman arrived at the ER with abdominal pain, fever, and jaundice.
Do you recognize the condition seen on this abdominal X-Ray?
Answer: This patient has porcelain gallbladder, a rare manifestation of chronic cholecysistitis characterized by calcification of the gallbladder wall.
Porcelain gallbladder is a risk factor for developing gallbladder cancer. Some patients may undergo prophylactic cholecystectomy, even if they are asymptomatic.
View this and similar cases on Figure 1.