A 30-year-old male asked:
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what are causes of multiple mucosal polys at the gallbladder. what is it and how can it be prevented or managed. its still 4.5mm.

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Unknown: I no of no known cause of gallbladder polyps, which tend to be uncommon in the first place. Sometimes these are found to actually be cholesterol crystals on the gallbladder wall rather than ployps, at pathology. I do not know of a way to prevent gallbladder polyps.
Answered on Feb 23, 2015
Dr. Neria Hebbar
Specializes in General Surgery
Many causes: Polyps less than 1 cm are almost always benign. Multiple mucosal polyps are generally due to cholesterol deposits (condition called choleserolosis) and may or may not be associated with gall stones. At your age, if you are not symptomatic you can watch it with periodic ultrasounds. If symptomatic, you should have laparoscopic removal of gall bladder.
Answered on Feb 23, 2015
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