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Echogenic Foci Gallbladder
Maybe: It depends on where the foci were seen. Were they in the kidney or in the renal sinus? In the cortex, it could be artifact or fat. In the renal sinus, it could be artfiact or kidney stone. If there is a concern for stones, ct is the most accurate test. ...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
My diagnosis was: gallbladder is partially distended, showing two echogenic foci, not casting posterior acoustic shadowing, measuring 3.0 mm.
Polyp or cholesterol: Gall stones cast acoustic shadows, with out as you describing, may be polyps, which have high incidence of malignant transformation in a large polyp, or cholesterol deposits, causes severe cholecystitis. As in strawberry gb either way in a symptomatic case surgery advised please speak to your doctor. ...Read more
Earlier stage. The "echogenic foci" are tiny gall stones along the wall of the gall bladder. This is also the stage at which the gallstone dissolving medications:
URSO, Ursodiol, or Actigall may be helpful along with optimize lipoproteins (not cholesterol, though is a high percentage of gallstones) using both LCHF (NOT LFHC) foods & statins (Crestor+Zetia best track record) & help dissolve these. ...Read more
I have multiple echogenic calculi in the gallbladder and I have the pain in the right side. What I have to do? But I am 26 old.
Consider GI or Surg:
Consultation for additional evaluation. Surgery may be in your future. If evaluating gallbladder function is desired, then a hida scan (also called hepatobiliary scan) may be ordered.
Most helpful for you: hida with cck - uses a radioactive chemical injected via a vein to evaluate how the gallbladder fills with bile and also includes a hormone injection to see if gb empties like it should. ...Read more
Gallbladder scan came back w/liver echogenic w/area of low echogenicity in the right hepatic lobe measuring 2.4x2.7x2.5 cm & liver enlarged to 24.2 cm?
My abdomen ultrasound shows a 2mm echogenic focus ass't w the gallbladder wall thickening and it's sludging. Constipation problems since 2012.
Gallstone.: The report sounds like gallstone (echogenic focus and sludge) with some irritation of the gallbladder (wall thickening). If you have a fever, then this could also be infected cholecystitis, which your surgeon should remove. If not infected then you may be experiencing "biliary colic", caused by the gallstone. For constipation, eat more fiber rich foods. See your PMD if symptoms worsen. ...Read more
Gallbladder is contracted and contain multiple echogenic calculi. The common bile duct is 4mm and no filling defect is seen. Please advice me.
Do You Have Pain?: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery. In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free. ...Read more
Hi doctor had an ultrasound of the liver, gallbladder, kidney and pancreas there was echogenicity of the liver and the pancreas was not well seen?
I had a lap chole 2 months ago, I'm still having ruq pain. U/s showed echogenic material in gallbladder fossa. What can I expect as a treatment plan?
See your surgeon: There may be some more testing that he/she will want done to see what is going on. ...Read more
Gall bladder Sludgeball noted 6.5 mm and liver measures 16.22 cm. (Enlarged) parenchymal echogenicity increased (grade II fatty changes). What to do?
Report says multiple echogenic foci in gall bladder along with higher Hdl and LDL cholestrol above 220 can it be cured if yes what is the treatment?
Gallstones: On ultrasound echogenic foci in the gallbladder are gallstones more than likely. Hi cholesterol levels require statin therapy. Taking out the gallbladder is the usual therapy for gallstones. Laporoscopic cholecystectomy is overnight surgery. Oral medication used long ago takes quite some time if it works at all ...Read more
Hi doctor, 22 yrs, Gall bladder polyp. (Gall bladder is normal in contours. A 5mm immobile echogenic focus noted along the wall of Gall bladder means?
Gallbladder polyp: Polyps of the gallbladder are typically incidental findings detected during radiologic imaging of the abdomen. They are usually harmless. The recommendation for 5mm polyp would be to repeat the Ultrasound in 12 mo to re-check the size. If not changing, no need to worry. ...Read more
I'm 23 yrs. My USP report detected 5 mm immobile echogenic focus noted along the wall of Gall bladder (Gall bladder polyp).Suggest treatment or tablet?
Usually gallstones: This is a description of ultrasound appearance of stones in your gallbladder. ...Read more
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I am a trainee of radiology & have a query. "what can be the reasons of multiple tiny echogenic foci throughout the liver both central & peripheral.
Tiny echogenic foci: The most common cause of "tiny echogenic foci throughout the liver" is punctate calcification secondary to prior granulomatous infection. Certain organisms are more common depending on what part of the world the patient has lived. Alternative considerations include gas bubbles within the biliary tree (pneumobilia) or the portal veins. There are differentiating imaging features. ...Read more