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Calcified Gallbladder Wall
Porcelain: Gallbladder refers to extensive calcium encrustation of the gallbladder wall. The term porcelain gallbladder has been used to emphasize the blue discoloration and brittle consistency of the gallbladder wall at surgery. Historically, this was considered a condition that required surgery because of a high frequency of associated gallbladder cancer. That link, however, seems less secure now. ...Read more
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
A porcelain gallbladder is the calcification of the gallbladder. The exact cause is not clear. It is a variant of chronic cholecystitis. Inflammation causes the gallblader to thicken and calcium builds up within the wall of the gallbladder. Porcelain gallbladder is
associated with gallbladder cancer. Treatment is to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more
Porcelain GB: Calcification in the gallbladder wall, called porcelain gallbladder, is a sign of chronic, albeit indolent cholecystitis.Many gallstones, seen in the gallbladder, have calcium.Porcelain gallbladder should be removed, as there's an increased, though still very low, risk of gallbladder cancer.Gallstones which don't cause any symptoms can be ignored, but surgery should be considered for problems. Good luck. ...Read more
DX reports that my gallbladder is partially distended without surrounding inflammation or internal calcification. Been having pain in upper abdomen.
My mom had CT scan showed calcification focus within gallbladder the doctor said its not gall stone. Are they thinking this is cancer? Has to haveu/s
Making sure its not:
The calcification, if not a mobile stone, may represent mural calcification (gallbladder wall calcification), porcelain gallbladder, rare condition believed to be caused by chronic cholecystitis (exact cause is unclear).
In these patients a prophylactic cholecystectomy has been advocated due to association with gallbladder cancer, although the association with gb cancer appears to be weak (~1-5%). ...Read more
No: Oxalate is typically found in kidney stones, not gallbladder stones. Gallstones are mainly composed of cholesterol and some pigments. If you have calcified gallstones, the gallbladder needs to be removed. Calcified gallstones are a risk factor for cancer of the gallbladder, which is a very bad cancer to have ...Read more
Can low gallbladder function (19% ejf) cause tiredness? I'm nauseated and have a little pain, no calcifications or sludge. Just don't feel well.
I heard docs say "gallbladder is distended multiple calcified gallstones seen". What does that mean?
If you: Have symptoms, sounds like you need a cholecystectomy. Consult a surgeon for recommendation. ...Read more
That is the: Normal appearance of the fasting gallbladder, as long as it is not enlarged. ...Read more
What specialist should I see for my problem the urologist does not think anything is wrong I always have escherichia coli in my urine cultures. My right upper abd aches, no gallbladder and my back on the right side hurts. Ct shows a couple of calcificatio
How many millimeters is considered an abnormally thick gallbladder wall on an ultrasound for a 30 year old male?
Depends: More than 3-6 mm may be thickened, but this alone means nothing & must be taken into context with other ultrasound findings. Are gallstones present? Liver disease, cirrhosis or ascites can cause false thickening of the gallbladder wall. A contracted empty gallbladder can also have false gallbladder wall thickening. Need more details than just the GB wall. ...Read more
My gallbladder is smaller than normal. The wall is. 3.Every time I eat something I start to hurt really bad and get very nausea. What should I do?
9 mm?: Do you mean 9 millimeters? If so the gallbladder should be removed as it is likely chronically inflamed. Top normal size in a contracted gallbladder is 7 mm, the size can vary depending on how recently you have eaten, but 9 mm is definitely abnormal. See a surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
What is meant by no biliary ductal dilitation and no hepitic masses and gallbladder walls are normal?
Seems like: A relatively normal study. No abmnomalities seen. ...Read more
Nope: The gallbladder is a small hollow organ that holds bile. This helps us digest fat. When you look at the gallbladder with an ultrasound the bile can appear like sludge which probably just describes the consistency of the bile. Thickening of the gallbladder wall can be seen on the ultrasound as well and usually is a result of inflammation. These are two different findings. ...Read more
In what context...?: No x-ray finding is absolutely normal or abnormal unless it is viewed in clinical context--e.g. Is the patient symptomatic or ill? Measurement of the gallbladder wall (in millimeters, not milliliters) when thickened may indicate gallbladder inflammation, but it may also mean the gallbladder was partially (and normally) contracted. ...Read more
Refer to ultra sound report. Gallbladder is well distended, walls appear normal, multiple samall calculi seen lumen pls advice?
Depends....: These are gallstones. About 20% of people have gallstones, but only 20% of people have problems (pain) with gallstones. If you have been having right upper abdominal pain and you have gallstones on the ultrasound it may be an indication to remove the gallbladder. You should see a General Surgeon to confirm. ...Read more
I'm 32. This year I was diagnosed with gallstones, the largest is 2 cm. Gallbladder wall normal. Should I have my gallbladder removed?
Not yet: Many people have gallstones and have no symptoms, these people require no intervention. Others who have abdominal attacks that increase in frequency and intensity, will cause a more urgent evaluation by surgery. if pain is severe persistent or associated with fever surgery becomes more emergent. ...Read more
Gallbladder: Thickened gallbladder + gallstones in the absence if symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting associated with meals= chronic gallbladder disease. This may or may not be related to the enlarged spleen. Certain hereditary diseases such as hereditary spherocytosis may be associated with spleen enlargement and gallstones. See your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more
What to do if I had a ultrasound of my gallbladder I don't have stones or wall thickening but I have stabbing pain?
Abdominal pain.: You may need a hida scan to evaluate the gallbladder for dysfunction. ...Read more
I have a huge gallbladder sludge with thick walls. My pcp wants it removed asap bc I'm very sick. Will I have open surgery or cholesytectomy?
Likely not: Vast majority of cholecystectomy is performed minimally invasive/laparoscopic even in sick patients. As in all minimally invasive procedures, there is chance of conversion to open technique. Critical to have modern trained surgeon. ...Read more
What could cause ruq pain? Multiple ultrasounds all perfect, gallbladder walls thin and no distension. Pain in waves, sporadic in nature. Alt^
Does thickening of gallbladder wall always need to be treated? No stones were visible on MRI. Only symptom is back pain that seems mechanical.
Acalculous cholecyst: Sound like time for a cholecystectomyGet a more detailed answer ›
A ultrasound showed a 3mm gallbladder wall polyp, is this big enough to have the gallbladder removed? I've had tons of pain linked to right rib area
Gallbladder polyp: A polyp in the gallbladder does not mean your gallbladder should be removed. Other conditions associated with biliary pain, like chronic cholecystitis, gallstones, may lead to a recommendation for gallbladder removal. Okay to talk to your doc about gallbladder disease. Usually a gallbladder polyp is reimaged in 6 to 12 months, to see if it is growing. Be well. ...Read more
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