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Gallbladder Polyps 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.
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
None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no other treatment for these polyps.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm 23 yrs. My USP report detected 5 mm immobile echogenic focus noted along the wall of Gall bladder (Gall bladder polyp).Suggest treatment or tablet?
What's the cure to GALLBLADDER POLYPS as seen in the HBT Ultrasound? They are multiple! Thank you for your answer.
Cholecystectomy: If the polyps are causing obstruction, then removal of the gallbladder.
My wife 43 yr old has 7mm gallbladder polyp on us done for left sided abdominal pain relieved by eating, what treatment or f/u is needed.
Size matters: Larger polyps over 1 cm in size should be considered for surgery. Also depends if there any abdominal symptoms, realizing that surgery only for tiny poylps may not result in much symptom relief either.See 1 more doctor answer
Location: Concepts are same, polyps (adenomas) if left alone with increase of size of 2 cm or more most likely transform to adeno-carcinomas. (cancers) Same in gall bladder, if size is increasing during observation, removal of gall bladder is a better option.
LOW RISK: The vast majority of gb polyps are indeed benign. Any polyp less than 10mm is considered inconsequential. Ultrasound annual monitoring of gb polyps is reasonable, at least to establish if they are stable and not enlarging. It would be reasonable to assume that a small and stable, or shrinking, polyp would be benign.See 1 more doctor answer
Dr cattano you answered regarding my gallbladder polyps so now do I demand removal as I am petrified this is cancer?
Observe or surgery: Gall bladder polys have high incidence of developing malignancy if they are 2cm or more, very small polyps could be observed, you don't have to demand speak to your doctor which group you belong to, but most of the time lap cholycystecomy. Is prefored choice.
I have been refered to a surgeon due to a gallbladder polyp, what can I expect from this appointment and what may happen next?
Last 10 yrs had two gallbladder polyps largest 4 mm this yr scan have six polyps (new machine &tech$ no one larger than 5 mm do I panic?
See Gen. Surgeon: Sounds like time for a Lap. Chole
Wife was diagnosed with polyps in gallbladder. She had extreme pain. Should she be worried I read polyps can become cancerous. Remove gallbladder?
Maybe: The most common cause of polyps is what we refer to as cholesterolosis, but it is true that gallbladder polyps can lead to cancer although very rarely. The recommendation of whether to have surgery depends on the ultrasound findings. However, since she is having pain that symptom alone may justify surgery and would take care of the gallbladder polyps at the same time.
Few gallbladder polyps had for 6 yrs one has grown 3 mm from then now 6 mm top surgeon says just watch any change then remove is this ok no big growth?
Gallbladder Polyp: Most small polyps (less than 1 cm) are not malignant, however, when small polyps occur with other conditions (primary sclerosing cholangitis, etc) the risk may be increased. Larger polyps are more likely to develop adenocarcinoma (>1cm).
Taken literally: Only the number. But both conditions, regardless of number of polyps, is abnormal. Gallbladder polyps, unlike others in the GI tract, are formed by cholesterol crystals. So if you have symptoms with either finding, your gallbladder is the likely source of it. Ask the doctor who ordered the test to see if you are a surgical candidate.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on size: Gallbladder polyps are growths that protrude from the lining of the inside of the gallbladder. Polyps can be cancerous, but they rarely are. About 95% of gallbladder polyps are benign. The size of a gallbladder polyp can help predict whether it's cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). Small gallbladder polyps that are less than 10 millimeters in diameter are unlikely to be cancerous