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What does it mean when the gallbladder won't show on a pipida scan?

What does it mean when the gallbladder won't show on a pipida scan?

Several reasons: Pipida or hida scan is nuclear medicine test for gall bladder function. Gb does not visualize when gb has acute cholecystitis and patient acutely ill. Also patients with chronic gall bladder duct obstruction will not have gb visualization. Sometimes gb will not be seen well in extreme prolonged fasting, wit certain pain meds and when patient fed by tpn, total intravenous nourishment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Can you tell me what it mean when the gallbladder won't show on pipida scan?

Can you tell me what it mean when the gallbladder won't show on pipida scan?

Obstruction...: If tracer is not visualized in the gallbladder during the appropriate scanning period, this means there is cystic duct obstruction which is seen with acute cholecystitis. False positives can occur if you ate within a few hours before scan or if you have fasted for more than 24 hours before scan. ...Read more

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What would cause pipida scan to say my gallbladder is functioning at 0% when I am only in mild discomfort? How does all of that work?

What would cause pipida scan to say my gallbladder is functioning at 0% when I am only in mild discomfort? How does all of that work?

Biliary dyskinesia : The medical term for the gallbladder not functioning right is biliary dyskenesia. Instead of squeezing out bile to help digest food, the gallbladder spasms. The test is called a hida scan and if you gallbladder ef is less than 35% them most surgeons would recommend to have your gallbladder removed. This can be caused by chronic inflammation other not well understood causes. ...Read more

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Normal ultrasound, egd and pipida scan on gallbladder. Referred to surgeon. Will dr. remove gallbladder if tests are normal but symptoms persist?

 Normal ultrasound, egd and pipida scan on gallbladder.  Referred to surgeon. Will dr. remove gallbladder if tests are normal but symptoms persist?

Gall bladder symptom: An experienced surgeon MAY remove your gall bladder if your symptoms are clearly related to fatty food intake. If your symptoms do not match the presentation of cholecystitis, the surgeon may want further evaluation of your intestines via colonoscopy or barium enema to make sure it is not diverticulitis. This is clearly up to the surgeon doing the procedure to decide this. ...Read more

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15% hida scan should I have gallbladder out?

15% hida scan should I have gallbladder out?

Depends: Depends if symptoms related to biliary colic. Other alternatives are diet avoiding fatty foods that can cause gall bladder attacks. 15% is low ejection fraction for gall bladder and usually means chronic gall bladder disease or dyskinesia. Should consult your physician for educated decision. ...Read more

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Does 45% hida scan mean my gallbladder is getting sick?

Does 45% hida scan mean my gallbladder is getting sick?

No.: There are typically 2 ways to use the results of a hida scan. If the gallbladder doesn't appear, then that is consistent with disease (called cholecystitis). If the functioning of the gallbladder is poor with a ejection fraction less than 30%, it is called dyskinesia and may be a cause for problems. ...Read more

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Are nuclear scans accurate for diagnosing gallbladder troubles?

Are nuclear scans accurate for diagnosing gallbladder troubles?

Yes for acute: The accuracy of cholescintigraphy (nuclear scan) for diagnosis of acute calculous cholecystitis has been greater than 95%, and the accuracy for acute acalculous cholecystitis is only slightly less. A normal scan with gallbladder visualization almost always excludes a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. ...Read more

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My hida scan said my gallbladder is working at 29%. What does that mean?

Borderline: That means that after they stimulated your gallbladder, it ejected 29% of the radioactive tracer. Typically if it is less than 30-35% (depending on the lab), it indicates some type of gallbladder dysfunction as the etiology of a person's pain that may be helped by surgical intervention. However, since you are on the borderline, your physician will make a decision based on your clinical condition. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

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