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Hello Doc

I was plagued by a Gall Stone for a good deal of a time.
Last week, I got it surgically removed and today I got a
HISTOPATHOLOGY REPORT which is all Greek to me. Please
explain me the meaning of my report :

Gall Bladder mucosa is partly ulcerated.
Wall shows Rokitansky Aschoff sinuses with
moderate transmural lymphoplasmacytic infiltration.

Though my Gallstone is removed now, I am still concerned
about what this report has in store for me. I hope the
stone has not caused any damage since the report has words
like ulcerated and infiltration. I have heard that stones
can cause Cancer also.

Please decipher this report for me and clarify my doubts
whenever you can spare time out.

Thanks for your help, Doc.

Warm Regards

Hello Sam:

The gall bladder report shows findings consistent with presence of stones. The mucosa (inner lining ) of gall bladder is ulcerated due to presence of stones. This causes inflammation and the inflammatory cells are presnt in entire thickness of the wall of gall bladder (transmural lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate). This confirms the diagnosis of cholecystitis.

There is no evidence of cancer in the report and the gall bladder has been removed and there should not be any cause for anxiety.


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Neha Dahiya MD


Help patients understand the medical terminology of their lab results and / or tissue biopsy reports.


I am a pathologist and director of clinical laboratory services. I have been a practicing pathologist for last 9 years in a 350 bed multi specialty hospital laboratory in India.

Indian association of pathologists and microbiologists.
International Academy of Cytology
International association of Pathologists - Indian division
Indian association of Cytology

MD (pathology) MBA

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