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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