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What Is A Completely Collapsed Gallbladder
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
Contracted?: Contracted gallbladders are small on imaging(ultrasound or ct). Can be normal if the gallbladder recently emptied. It can be seen usually in older patients who have diseased gallbladders that have just scarred down over time.. If the gallbladder does not empty with stimulation during a hida scan, the term biliary dyskinesia is used. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood collection: A hematoma is simply a collection of blood contained by tissue. This can be seen at incision sites where small amount of bleeding occurs and collects under the skin. It can also occur at the surgical site. In the case of gallbladder surgery, it is common to have a small fluid collection where the gallbladder use to be. ...Read more
A lot of bile coming out of drain after open gallbladder removal surgery. Is this normal? How can this be treated? Is it serious?
Usually: A fairly minor outpatient surgical procedure under general anesthsis. Usually done all laparoscopic now with 1-4 small incisions. Usually go home same day of surgery, mild discomfort for a few days, no heavy work for 2-4 weeks. Eat smaller light foods early after surgery. ...Read more
CT Scan result: "bladder is entirely decompressed" what does it mean? Full? Empty? Is this good or bad?
Means empty b: Depends upon when you last voided, and the reason the exam is being done, and the phase of the exam. Best to go over results with your Dr. ...Read more
Constricted?: There is no term "restricted" that I have heard of in 30 years, but there is "constricted", which means the gallbladder is very small, due to increased muscle activity in the wall of the gallbladder. Could be a normal finding, depends on whether you have had a fatty meal before the ultrasound that detected it. If you have symptoms with pain in the abdomen, additional testing is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: A porcelain gallbladder is the calcification of the gallbladder. The exact cause is not clear. It is a variant of chronic cholecystitis. Inflammation causes the gallblader to thicken and calcium builds up within the wall of the gallbladder. Porcelain gallbladder is associated with gallbladder cancer. Treatment is to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more
Is it normal that gallbladder is NOT fully inflated when the stomach is empty? Suspect damage to the duct and gallbladder fluid may be leaking.
Unclear: I'm not sure why you would suspect there was a problem with your bile duct, unless you've had a complication from gallbladder surgery. If that is the case, discuss with your surgeon. If you're concerned about your gallbladder, discuss with your primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See answer: Bowel contains air, which is impervious to ultrasound. The location of bowel in the abdomen is somewhat variable – it can be postioned more anterior (front) or posterior (back). If the bowel is located between the skin surface and the gallbladder it is said to be “overlying” it, and visualization of the gallbladder may be obscured by the bowel which could block the ultrasound beam. This is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholecystectomy: In general, removal of gallstones is equated with removal of the gallbladder. Taking the stones out without taking out the gallbladder is likely to generate new stones since the underlying cause of why the gallstones formed in the first place still remains. Cholecystectomy is often done laparoscopically (minimally invasive surgery), with low risk of complications and short recovery time. ...Read more
If cancer was causing thin stools, is that a partial obstruction? How long would it take to be fully obstructed? Could CT see partial obstruction caus
May not be cancer: Thin stools can be caused by obstruction but not only always because of tumor benign inflammatory conditions can cause in stools such as diverticulosis the best way to find out is to have a colonoscopy partial concert obstructions can progress to complete obstruction this is an abdominal emergency requiring surgery don't wait. ...Read more
If a pancreatic tumor is so small that it does not show up on spiral ct, what are the odds that this would cause bile duct obstructions?
Non: pancreatic Ca develops in the ductal system over 15-20 yrs Then invasion thru the wall of the duct will begin but jaundice will not occur. Approx 1/2 cm below the pancreatic duct is a groove in the head of the pancreas beginning at the top and extending the full width. Here the bile duct runs from liver to duodenum. As tumor grows it eventually reaches the groove to obstruct the duct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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