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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?
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 mom has stage 4 metastatic cancer of lungs, but primary is unknown. Her gallbladder mass, ca is 19.9 which is high but her liver is alright. She got a CT scan done three months ago and her gallbladder seemed fine. Could it be gallbladder cancer?
Gb unlikely: Your mother has stage IV cancer with mets to lung. I am sorry. If a ct showed the gallbladder normal 3 months ago then it is unlikely. Knowing if it is adenocarcinoma or squamous may help. But focusing on the forward progress and implementing a plan she wants is the most important thing. A supportive family and a clear goal. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi doc, I have multiple gallstones and gallbladder fundal mass. Been advised to go for surgery. Kindly advise?
Go for it: Removal of gall bladder is now a low risk ambulatory procedure, if you have only gall stones you can wait and plan , but you have a mass on the funds of gall bladder , has to be taken care with out delay, take your doctor's advise go for surgery. ...Read more
Yes: Something that large could indeed cause pressure up on the gallbladder. ...Read more