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Lesions of the Gallbladder

The Digitized Atlas of Mouse Liver Lesions

Normal Gallbladder -Click on thumbnail to view larger image.
Normal gallbladder. An empty gallbladder of an adult mouse with a folded mucosa.
Normal Gallbladder


 


 

 
Ectopic Pancreatic Acinar Tissue - Click on thumbnails to view larger images.
Ectopic pancreatic acinar tissue is present in the wall of the gallbladder.
Ectopic pancreatic acinar tissue
Ectopic pancreatic acinar tissue
 
 
Cysts - Click on thumbnail to view larger image.
Cysts in the wall of the gallbladder.
Cysts
  
 
Acute Inflammation - Click on thumbnails to view larger images.
Severe acute inflammation with associated hemorrhage in the gallbladder.
Acute Inflammation
Acute Inflammation
 
 
Chronic Inflammation - Click on thumbnail to view larger image.
Chronic inflammation of the gallbladder with mucosal ulceration.
Chronic Inflammation
  
 
Papillary Hyperplasia - Click on thumbnail to view larger image.
Papillary hyperplasia of the gallbladder with a small mucosal ulcer (arrow).
Papillary Hyperplasia
  
 
Papillary Adenoma - Click on thumbnails to view larger images.
A papillary adenoma of the gallbladder in an adult mouse. Higher magnification reveals multiple layers of proliferating epithelium lining a connective tissue stalk.
Papillary Adenoma
Papillary Adenoma
 
 
Crystalline Inclusions - Click on thumbnails to view larger images.
Eosinophilic crystalline inclusions and hyalin degeneration of epithelial cytoplasm in an adenomatous hyperplasia of the gallbladder. High magnification shows the brightly eosinophilic hyalinized cytoplasm of the epithelial cells.
Crystalline Inclusions
Crystalline Inclusions
Crystalline Inclusions
 
Edema - Click on thumbnail to view larger image.
Gallbladder, submucosal edema. This change represents a sporadic finding in mice.
Submucosal edema
Submucosal edema
 

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