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Gallbladder Ejection Rate
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
Reduced gb ejection: Gallbladder ef determined as percentage emptying of gall bladder on hida nuclear medicine study with administration of cck ( cholecystokinin, hormone). In adults usually greater than 35% is normal. Low gbef can be related to gall bladder disease or dyskinesia. Usually compared to findings on ultrasound such as gall stones or wall thickening.Gbef affected by degree of fasting and pain medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less than 35%: By convention most adult nuclear labs use above 35% as normal values. However these values are usually in conjunction with symptoms, biliary colic, that are consistent. There are individuals who can have normal gbef that have disease. These patients have biliary dyskinesia, a motility disorder, of gb. Some believe in hyperkinetic gb ejection fraction over 75% associated with symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallbladder ejection fraction rate of 14.8, then 33.3, then 33.3 then 68.7 during the same test? Referred to surgeon. Can gallbladder be removed?
What does overactive gallbladder mean no gallstones a lot of pain in right side does it need to come out ejection rate 91%?
I have mild pain and several small stones in my gall bladder, with a hida scan ejection rate of 71%. Do i still need to have my gallbladder removed?
Hida scan says gall bladder ejection rate 0%. Will my gall bladder burst if i don't get surgery right away?
No: First, I do not know if you have gallstones by ultrasound or not. Hida scan apparently shows the gallbladder fills, but does not empty, so the gallbladder is not obstructed. This indicates there is no urgent problem with your gallbladder. Optional & elective to have surgery, and only if you are having appropriate symptoms related to the gallbladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIDA scan EF>35%: Most radiologists state a normal gallbladder ejection fraction (ef) on a hida scan as 35% or above. A low ejection fraction can be due to gallbladder dyskinesia, chronic cholecystitis (infection), and rarely cancer. A good answer for 'hida scan results' =http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hida-scan/my00320/dsection & from the an original journal article =radiology.Rsna.Org/content/226/2/593.1.Full. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most likely: If the hida scan is accurate and the results were 7%. You do have a dysfunctional gallbladder. If you are having symptoms like pain in your right upper abdomen, nausea, vomiting, possibly diarrhea, your surgeon will probably recommend a cholecystectomy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No-2 Diff. Diseases: "sludge" is a common finding in the gb during pregnancy, rapid wt loss, or fasting; it usually has no clinical consequence, although some people clearly progress to gallstone formation. "biliary dyskinesia" is a condition where the gallbladder does not empty well, leading to pain that simulates a gb attack; this is diagnosed by a cck-hida scan. Most people w/biliary dyskinesia do not have sludge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually gb disease: Decreased ejection fraction is less than 35%. May mean chronic gall bladder disease or biliary dyskinesia. If symptoms of biliary colic (gall bladder disease) may receive relief with gall bladder removal. Work up of gall bladder disease usually includes ultrasound study looking for gall stones. ...Read more
What does ejection fraction means? I'm having a hida scan tomorrow because i'v been diagnosed w/a gallbladder sludge
Ejection fraction is: A measure of how effectively the gallbladder releases bile when it contracts. During a hida scan, the gallbladder accumulates the radioactive substance. Another medication is then given (cck) which stimulates the gallbladder to contract. A special camera measures how well the gallbladder empties. This is reported as a percentage. If abnormal, this may be a source of pain without gallstones. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My temp is 99.8 and it flucuates all day. By evening it is fine. My gallbladder is 9% ejection fraction. No stones. Could this be from gallbladder?
Yes, it can: But other causes are more likely. Usually, gallbladder problems cause fever when it progresses to acute cholecystitis. Depending on how long you have had the fluctuating low grade fever, ask your doctor if he can find other causes of it, such as infection, inflammation, or even malignancy. ...Read more
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