Gallbladder polyp


Gallbladder polyp

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A gallbladder polyp is a common incidental finding on ultrasound. Most suspected gallbladder polyps on ultrasound do not have malignant potential and are either hyperplastic or lipid deposits (cholesterolosis), but some of the gallbladder polyps are (pre)malignant. Therefore follow-up or cholecystectomy is advised. A gallbladder polyp is found in 0.004 to 13.8 percent of resected gallbladders and in 1.5 to 4.5 percent of gallbladders inspected by abdominal ultrasound.

gallbladder polyp follow-up
follow-up (2017 guideline ESGE)


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