UCSD's Catalog of Clinical Images
Palpable Gall Bladder: Cholangiocarcinoma has caused patient's gall
bladder to become markedly dilated, and therefore,
easily palpable (A). Note skin is also jaundiced due to biliary tract obstruction. CT sagital image demonstrates dilated
gall bladder (B), dilated common bile duct (C), and dilated intrahepatic ducts (D). Courvoisier described the same
findings in patients with pancreatic cancer.
For comments or other information contact: Charlie Goldberg, M.D.
Copyright ©2015, The Regents of the University
All rights reserved. Last updated 10/15.