Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sludge balls in the Gall bladder:

Found these two echogenic masses in the gall bladder in a young, adult female patient. The question was: are these GB polyps or sludge balls. Change in posture caused them to move.
So, that ruled out polyps. Ultrasound image above shows the sludge balls in the gall bladder (arrows).

Power Doppler image (above) shows no flow within the gall bladder lesions- that again supported my inference that these were not gall bladder polyps.

High resolution ultrasound image (high frequency transducer) gave a good close up view of the gall bladder with the two sludge balls almost "kissing" each other... ;-)
See: http://www.ultrasound-images.com/gall-bladder.htm
for more on this topic.

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