A 49-year-old female asked:
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4mm gallbladder polyp discovered on ultrasound last year. just did a follow up and it is now 6mm. what is the significance of this?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Gall bladder polyp: It's recommended to follow the polyp by ultrasound every 6 months. Surgical removal is recommended if the polyp reaches 10 mms. There are no guarantees that smaller ones aren't malignant or that larger ones are or will become malignant. I recommend that an experienced abdominal surgeon advise you, be involved in your care and follow-up.
Answered on Oct 1, 2018

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