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Doctor insights on: Can An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Be Detected On A Gall Bladder Ultrasound Test

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Can an abdominal aortic aneurysm be detected on a gall bladder ultrasound test?

Can an abdominal aortic aneurysm be detected on a gall bladder ultrasound test?

Maybe: An abdominal ultrasound is an excellent way to detect an abdominal aortic aneurysm but the person doing ultrasound has to look at the aorta. If the sonographer only looks at the gallbladder, they will not see the aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Can a good d-dimer blood test result help exclude an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

No: At this stage, the use of d-dimer levels for AAA screening is experimental and may be used in conjunction with other screening modalities (ultrasound / ct scans). It would not be safe to only use d-dimer levels to screen for aaa's. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with bladder cancer and an abdominal aortic aneurysm. What is my prognosis?

Hard to say.: The abdominal aortic aneurysm may be managed surgically or with watchful waiting depending on size. Bladder tumors can be superficial and treated with scraping and chemotherapy in the bladder, or may be more advanced and treated with removal of the bladder or chemo and radiation therapy. It's important to know how deeply invasive the bladder tumor is. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with bladder cancer and an abdominal aortic aneurysm. What advice do you have?

Recently diagnosed with bladder cancer and an abdominal aortic aneurysm. What advice do you have?

Bladder cancer/AAA: Determining if your AAA needs attention or if it can simply be watched still will be based on its size. Make sure your vascular surgeon and urologist are sharing notes meaning both are aware you have the two conditions. They will tailor a plan for you. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound miss an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Can ultrasound miss an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Not likely: Some are not ideal if too much gas. Or poor prep or obesity , but usually are repeated if technical issue. The infra renal aorta and iliacs are well visualized in most. ...Read more

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Can abdominal aortic aneurysm diagnosed with a sthethoscope exam or you need an ultrasound scan?

Diagnose AAA: While some large aneurysms can be felt with your hands on the belly an ultrasound is a much more effective and accurate way to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could an ultrasound miss detecting abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Dx of AAA: Ultrasound is one of the typical studies used to diagnose aaa. It is optimal to let the tech doing the study know if you are trying to look specifically for an aneurysm. The bigger the aneurysm, the more likely it is to be picked up. In other words a very small one would have a higher likelihood to be missed. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of an abdominal aortic aneurysm; it sounds really major surgery?

AAA: By endo vascular non-invasive intervention or by open abdominal surgery to replace that segment of the aorta. Decisions depend of risk factors (age, health situation, risk of post-op complication, comorbidities...). ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Ultrasound Test (Definition)

Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that uses soundwaves to make pictures of the body. Ultrasound does not use radiation. A sonographer or ultrasound technologist uses a handheld transducer to "see" the area of interest. He/she takes pictures, which are interpreted by a radiologist. Ultrasound is widely used and is especially well-suited for pregnancies, gallbladder disease, ...Read more


Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more