Chronic cholecystitis – pathology and pictures
- Chronic cholecystitis can be presented with hypertrophy or atrophy of bladder mucosa.
- The wall is focally infiltrated by lymphocytes and plasma cells, and in a state of exacerbation – with segmented leukocytes.
- On the top of mucosa can be found groups of bright ‘foamy’ (pseudo-xantoma) cells.
- Parts of the glands ‘sink’ deep into the wall (Rokitansky-Ashoff glands), but this should not be mistaken for a neoplastic infiltration.