Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú
versión impresa ISSN 1022-5129
BUGOSEN TANNOUS, Munira; TAGLE ARROSPIDE, Martín; HUERTA-MERCADO TENORIO, Jorge y SCAVINO LEVY, Yolanda. Gallbladder polyps: cinical and pathological features in cholecystectomy patients in the Anglo American clinic in the period of 1999-2007. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.1, pp. 32-37. ISSN 1022-5129.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and anatomopathologic characteristics of gallbladder polyps found in patients who underwent cholecystectomy at Clinica Anglo Americana for the 1999-2007 period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Descriptive and retrospective study that started at Pathology Department where patients with anatomopathologic finding of gallbladder polyps who underwent cholecystectomy for the 1999-2007 period were selected. Clinical records were reviewed to take ultrasonographic, anat-omopathologic and clinical characteristics, which were included and studied in a data base in Microsoft Excel. RESULTS: Gallbladder polyps were found in 172 (10%) of 1707 gallbladders that were analized. Cholesterolosic polyps were found in 95.4% of the cases, 4% were adenomas and 0.6% were hyperplasic polyps. Gallbladder polyps ≥10mm were found in 32,25% of the cases. A 90% of these polyps were cholesterolosic and a 10% were adenomas. No malign polyps were found in this study. CONCLUSIONS: The vast majority of gallbladder polyps, including the ≥10mm group, were cholesterolosic. The physician decision to remove the gallbladder must be individualized and discussed with each patient, considering gallbladder polyp characteristics such as size and growth rate of the lesion.
Palabras llave : gallbladder polyps; cholecystectomy; anatomopathologic characteristics.