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Doctor insights on: Gallbladder Adenomyomatosis Treatment

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What is gallbladder adenomyomatosis?

Adenomyomatosis: This is an overgrowth of the mucosa of the gallbladder that is likely associated with gallstones. There is no clear association with cancer though it is commonly found in the gallbladder of patients with gallbladder cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


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What can you tell me about a condition called gallbladder adenomyomatosis?

What can you tell me about a condition called gallbladder adenomyomatosis?

A benign finding: This is a benign finding in many gallbladders. It is associated with cholesterol crystals that build up in a thickened gallbladder wall. Often associated with gallstones. It is often an incidental finding in gallbladders that are removed .It is not associated with anything to worry about. ...Read more

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Gallbladder wall is thought to be thickened there are echodensities within the wall with comet tail defects consistent with adenomyomatosis no stones?

A polyp : In so many fancy medical description, i saw possible gallbladder polyp should be treated as individually and discuss with individual prior to taken it out. Swing to your friendly neighborhood surgeon for a quick chat. ...Read more

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I just was diagnosed with adenomyomatosis of gallbladder, i also have 2 small polyps . Should i get removed, should I fear of it becoming cancerous!

I just was diagnosed with adenomyomatosis of gallbladder,  i also have 2 small polyps . Should i get removed, should I  fear of it becoming cancerous!

Up to you: Smaller polyps tend to be benign , size 2 cm or more have higher incidence of malignancy , the one you describing could be observed but need close observation with regular follow up sonograms , to avoid this most choose elective removal of gall bladder. ...Read more

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Gallbladder without gallstones but with a few small hyperechoic nodules along its inner wall largest measuring 0.8 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm compatible with small polyps versus adenomyomatosis. No Sxs. Treat?

Gallbladder without gallstones but with a few small hyperechoic nodules along its inner wall largest measuring 0.8 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm compatible with small polyps versus adenomyomatosis. No Sxs. Treat?

Adenomyomatosis: Rarely, adenomyomatosis can progress to form sinus tracts or communications. If no symptoms, monitoring is appropriate as there is no malignant potential and ultrasound is a reliable imaging technique for diagnosis. It is something to keep in the back of your mind and to provide when giving a medical history in the future. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been told I have adenomyomatosis of the gall bladder has anyone else heard of this?

What to do if I have been told I have adenomyomatosis of the gall bladder has anyone else heard of this?

Polyps?: If you have adenomatous changes or polyps of the gall bladder you should be evaluated by a surgeon for removal of the gall bladder. ...Read more

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I have a hyperechoic nodule on the right hepatic lobe measuring 0.75×0.82×0.39 cm that is stable.Focal fat sparing in the periportal region noted. Gall bladder adenomyomatosis detected. Should I go for a further scan or it is just normal? This is my ultra

I have a hyperechoic nodule on the right hepatic lobe measuring 0.75×0.82×0.39 cm that is stable.Focal fat sparing in the periportal region noted. Gall bladder adenomyomatosis detected. Should I go for a further scan or it is just normal? This is my ultra

Maybe: You should discuss this with your doctor. Do you have underlying liver disease and would be at risk of a problem in the liver? Liver cysts are usually hypoechoic not hyperechoic. Adenomyomatosis is a benign condition and is not thought to predispose to cancer. Please follow up with your MD. ...Read more

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What is an extended gallbladder and what is the treatment?

What is an extended gallbladder and what is the treatment?

DIStended?: The gallbladder's function is to store bile. A distended gallbladder is simply one filled with bile. We can see distention in many different conditions; this, in and of itself, requires no specific treatment. However, distention associated with gallstones and (right upper abdominal) pain warrants rx, usually leading to surgical removal. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for pancreatis? Do a gallbladder sludge cause pancreatis?

Pancreatitis: The treatment will be determined by the cause of the pancreatitis. If only sludge is found and there are on other potential causes then a cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) would be the best definitive treatment. ...Read more

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