Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : May | Volume : 11 | Issue : 5 | Page : ED29 - ED31

Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis with Florid Ducts of Luschka: Double Trouble Mimicking Malignancy ED29-ED31

Archana Shetty, Mudasser Rehan, V. Geethamani

Dr. Archana Shetty,
‘MYTHILI’FF-3, Sai Durga Apartments, Padmavathi Meenakshi Kalyana Mantapa Road,
Rajarajeshwarinagar, Bengaluru-560098, Karnataka, India.

Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis (XGC) is an uncommon inflammatory condition of gall bladder, which is often misdiagnosed as malignancy preoperatively, leading to extensive surgical resections which may not be necessary for the patient. Ducts of Luschka are a rare developmental variant of the biliary tree, which are prone to injury and bile leak during cholecystectomy. We report a case of a 52-year-old male patient who was taken up for surgery with a provisional diagnosis of chronic calculous cholecystitis. Intraoperative finding of dense adhesions, made the surgeons suspect malignancy. On histopathological examination, it was not only diagnosed as a case of XCG, but it also had florid ducts of Luschka, another rare variant needing documentation as it is a close mimicker of malignancy.