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gallbladder polyps

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Introduction

  • most are benign but as delayed diagnosis of malignancy is a poor prognosis, and even benign ones may become symptomatic, elective cholecystectomy may be indicated

Indications for surgery

  • presumed symptomatic polyps
  • concern for malignancy or potential complications:
    • polyps with diameters greater than 10 mm
    • fast-growing polyps
    • sessile polyps or wide-based polyps
    • polyps with long pedicles
    • patient aged over 50
    • concurrent gallstones
    • polyps of the gallbladder in fundibulum
    • abnormal gallbladder wall ultrasound
gb_polyps.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/30 02:53 by 127.0.0.1

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