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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 122-124

A case of gallbladder mass: Malakoplakia (The tumor mimicker)


1 Department of Pathology, Command Hospital, Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Pathology, 166 Military Hospital, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Kanwaljeet Singh
Department of Pathology, Command Hospital, Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.200034

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Diagnosis of malakoplakia presenting as gall bladder mass is a diagnostic dilemma faced by pathologists, radiologists, and surgeons. Malakoplakia is a rare inflammatory disorder and tumor mimicker usually occurring in the urinary tract, may occasionally be found in gall bladder. Here, we present a rare case, presenting as gall bladder mass in a known case of gallstone disease, clinically suspected as carcinoma and later turned out to be malakoplakia in gall bladder.


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