Gallbladder polyp

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]


Generally 10% neutral buffered formalin.

Gross processing

Photograph of a 6 mm large hyperplastic polyp of the gallbladder.

As per gallbladder, with addition to submitting the entire polyp unless very large.

Microscopic evaluation

Look for signs of the most common polyp types:


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  1. Pickering, Oliver; Pucher, Philip H.; Toale, Conor; Hand, Fiona; Anand, Easan; Cassidy, Sheena; McEntee, Gerry; Toh, Simon K.C. (2020). "Prevalence and Sonographic Detection of Gallbladder Polyps in a Western European Population ". Journal of Surgical Research 250: 226–231. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2020.01.003. ISSN 00224804.