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The controversy aboutgallbldder polyps has centered chiefly around their potential for malignancy. Among 3,525 cholecystectomies done over a 25-year period, there were 26 cases of carcinoma with only 9% not acalculous gallbladder were investigated. The classic symptoms of pain, flatulence food intolerance, and nausea were present in the great majority of cases. Most patients, especially those with symptoms of short duration, reported improvement following cholecystectomy.