Gallbladder Disorders: A Comprehensive Review

Dis Mon. 2021 Jul;67(7):101130. doi: 10.1016/j.disamonth.2021.101130. Epub 2021 Jan 18.


Gallbladder disorders encompass a wide breadth of diseases that vary in severity. We present a comprehensive review of literature for the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, and management of cholelithiasis-related disease, acute acalculous cholecystitis, functional gallbladder disorder, gallbladder polyps, gallbladder hydrops, porcelain gallbladder, and gallbladder cancer.

Keywords: Gallbladder cancer; Gallbladder disease; Gallbladder dysmotility; Gallstones.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cholecystitis / diagnosis
  • Cholecystitis / therapy
  • Cholelithiasis / diagnosis
  • Cholelithiasis / therapy
  • Gallbladder / pathology*
  • Gallbladder Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Gallbladder Diseases* / therapy
  • Gallbladder Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Gallbladder Neoplasms / therapy
  • Humans