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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. Louis Gallia
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Gallbladder (Definition)

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


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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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My ultrasound reported: gallbladder exhibits features of adenomyomatosis. There is no cholelithiasis or billiard tract dilatation. What it could be?

My ultrasound reported: gallbladder exhibits features of adenomyomatosis. There is no cholelithiasis or billiard tract dilatation. What it could be?

Hyperplastic gb: Adenomyomatosis denotes 3 hyperplastic changes in the gallbladder--overgrowth of the mucous membrane, thickening of the muscle layer, & intramural diverticular formation known as rokitansky-aschoff sinuses. Cause is unknown & often no inflammatory or neoplastic change is seen. The most common variant is adenomyoma where a nodular bulge protrudes from the gallbladder. Need surgery only if symptoms. ...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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Gallbladder polyps, what should I do for treatment?

Gallbladder polyps, what should I do for treatment?

How big it is: Treatment is based, it has higher incidence of malignancy if it is 2 cm or more , smaller polyps could be observed with out surgery, , if size is increasing then gall bladder removal is indicated. ...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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A friend was getting treatment for inflamed gallbladder had drain for 3+ months developed severe mental health issues dr dropped her ethical? Choices

A friend was getting treatment for inflamed gallbladder had drain for 3+ months developed severe mental health issues dr dropped her ethical? Choices

Need whole story: Doctors make diagnoses and suggest therapy. Some patients choose not to follow advice=non-compliant. Some may have mental health and psychiatric illnesses as well. Some patients are abusive to staff or doctors and released. They may choose anther doctor. The patient may acquire their record and take elsewhere. A doctor may choose to suggest other doctors to the patient and release the re. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of gallbladder stones?

What is the treatment of gallbladder stones?

Depends: If your not having symptoms leave them alone. If you begin having pain, fever or severe indigestion then it's time for cholecystectomy ...Read more

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What kind of gallbladder pain treatment options are there?

What kind of gallbladder pain treatment options are there?

Surgery is best: In general, once you start having issue with your gall bladder, it will keep bothering you until you remove your gall bladder. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the standard of care for symptomatic gallbladder problem for 20 yrs. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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