Twinkling artifact in gallbladder adenomyomatosis

Eduard Ghersin*, Michalle Soudack, Diana Gaitini

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Gallbladder adenomyomatosis (GADM) is a common acquired benign hyperplastic disease of the gallbladder mucosa with prevalence of 2.8% to 5%. Sonographically it is characterized by diffuse or focal thickening of the gallbladder wall associated with small intramural cystic spaces, known as Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses. These sinuses may contain tiny echogenic foci that commonly cause a reverberation artifact. We describe and discuss a case of GADM that on color Doppler sonography showed a twinkling artifact. To the best of our knowledge, this finding has not been described previously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes


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