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Do you recognise this unusual finding?

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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.

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