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My mom had CT scan showed calcification focus within gallbladder the doctor said its not gall stone. Are they thinking this is cancer? Has to haveu/s

Making sure its not . The calcification, if not a mobile stone, may represent mural calcification (gallbladder wall calcification), porcelain gallbladder, rare condition believed to be caused by chronic cholecystitis (exact cause is unclear). In these patients a prophylactic cholecystectomy has been advocated due to association with gallbladder cancer, although the association with gb cancer appears to be weak(~1-5%). Read more...

Per CT scan my gallbladder (GB) is filled with gallstones, gallstones within the neck of GB. No ductal dilatation. Can I avoid surgery?

Avoiding surgery. Sooner or later your gallstones will create a problem, which may be an emergency, It is best to consult your surgeon and have the gallbladder removed before it creates a big problem. Read more...

My doctor said that I have a distended gallbladder. I had a ct scan and ultrasound. Does this mean that I have gallstones? I have some shoulder pain

There are other. potential reasons for gall bladder distention besides stones. Right shoulder pain is a common referred pain from gall bladder disease. You will need to discuss these concerns with your doctor who has the full reports of your ultrasound and CT scan. Read more...

Having gallbladder attack but no gallstones noted last November on CT scan of abdomen. What else can cause an attack?

Gallstones. Sometimes gallstones are of lower density, similar to bile, and if they are small, they may be difficult if not impossible to visualize on CT scan. So you could still have gallstones. Ultrasound would be the beast way to visualize them. Functional gallbladder disease/gallbladder dyskinesia, without stones, could also mimic biliary colic. Read more...