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291 Possible Causes for Gallbladder Enlargement

  • Choledochal Cyst

    The inability to visualize the gallbladder, gallbladder enlargement, the presence of gallbladder sludge and of pebblelike stones, and dilatation of the intrahepatic ducts[] Most people feel that in the newborn with jaundice and an enlarged biliary tree outside the liver shown on ultrasound, no further diagnostic studies are required preoperatively[] […] tension, thickened gallbladder wall, changes in the morphology of the gallbladder, and peritoneal effusion.[]

  • Hydrops of the Gallbladder

    […] of cystic duct 59 Cause Hydrops of the Gallbladder obstruction of cystic duct 60 Courvoisier’s gallbladder gallbladder enlargement from obstruction at the level of the distal[] Hydrops of the gallbladder is a condition where the gallbladder is significantly enlarged due to excess mucus or watery fluid accumulating in its lumen.[] The patients present with jaundice, abdominal pain and sometimes an enlarged gallbladder.[]

  • Gallbladder Carcinoma

    The macroscopic findings showed a necrotic enlarged gallbladder with a thick wall and a gallstone, but no intraluminal nodular lesion.[] Abdominal ultrasound scan showed an enlarged gallbladder with a thickened wall and intraluminal echogenic mass, surrounding lymphadenopathy and intrahepatic metastasis.[] Physical examination reveals an enlarged gallbladder in about half of the cases. Ultrasound or radiographic tests may aid in making a diagnosis.[]

  • Cholelithiasis

    Intraoperatively, the gallbladder was found to be greatly enlarged, gangrenous and greatly distended with 360 clockwise torsion around its mesentery.[] On rare occasions, an enlarged gallbladder may be felt when pressing the abdomen.[] […] stools, dark urine , pruritus Courvoisier's sign : painless jaundice and enlarged, painless gallbladder Epigastric pain possible Weight loss Diagnosis Curative treatment:[]

  • Gallbladder Empyema

    […] examination: abdominal plain film with the significance of the positive findings are: gallbladder stones, gallbladder shadow enlargement, gallbladder wall calcification,[] gallbladder in a 5 year old with fever and right upper quadrant pain.[] External compressions of the gallbladder neck or cystic duct by swollen lymph nodes, or tumors and enlarged organs around the gallbladder.[]

  • Acute Cholecystitis

    , distended gallbladder Congested vessels ("angry red color"), serosal and mucosal exudate, thickened wall with edema and hemorrhage Ulcers with blood clot, pus and bile Gross[] Other ultrasonographic findings may include gallbladder enlargement, gallbladder stones, debris echo and gas imaging (Fig. 1 ). Fig. 1 US images of acute cholecystitis.[] […] inflammation Cocaine related: Young, otherwise healthy patients Vascular thrombi present Other parts of GI tract also affected Med Clin (Barc) 1985;85:82 Gross description Enlarged[]

  • Malignant Neoplasm of Pancreas

    Note the presence of liver or spleen enlargement. Dullness on percussion may indicate the presence of ascites or gallbladder enlargement.[] Blockage of the bile duct may also cause the gallbladder to become enlarged. The causes of pancreatic cancer vary and in many cases remain unknown.[] gallbladder Abdominal problems ( ascites , abdominal mass) Depression Venous thrombosis Palpable lymph nodes (cervical, clavicular) The symptoms of pancreatic cancer are[]

  • Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

    : painless jaundice and enlarged gallbladder Trousseau’s syndrome : migratory thrombophlebitis new onset diabetes mellitus lipase hypersecretion syndrome (10-15%) 9 polyarthralgia[] , and enlarged supraclavicular lymph node(s) draw serum lab work proceed to multidetector, multislice detector CT with biopsy of a metastatic lesion, if present.[] […] ataxia-telangiectasia Peutz-Jeghers syndrome Perhaps surprisingly there is only a weak if at all present association with heavy alcohol consumption 1 . pain (most common) Courvoisier’s gallbladder[]

  • Cholestasis

    gallbladder (felt during the physical examination or detected by imaging studies).[] […] spleen and gallbladder and bone loss.[] […] outside the liver include certain kinds of abdominal pain (such as intermittent pain in the upper right side of the abdomen and sometimes also in the right shoulder) and an enlarged[]

  • Pericholecystic Abscess

    However, on contrast-enhanced CT, the size and appearance of the pancreas were normal while the gallbladder was abnormally enlarged with a wall defect indicating perforation[] […] wall ( 5 mm) Pericholecystic fluid/abscess or tenderness of gallbladder ("ultrasonographic Murphy's sign") Gallbladder stones, gallbladder swelling/enlargement, debri echo[] Note the fat stranding around the enlarged gallbladder.[]

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