by Julien Puylaert
Medical center Haaglanden in the Hague and Academical Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Most gallstones that we find with ultrasound are asymptomatic and should be left untreated.
However when gallstones obstruct the gallbladder or the common bile duct they become symptomatic....
Angela D. Levy MD
Chief Gastrointestinal Radiology, University Department of Radiologic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington DC
This review is based on a presentation given by Angela Levy and adapted for the Radiology Assistant by Robin Smithuis.
We will discuss:
Adriaan C. van Breda Vriesman, Robin Smithuis, Dries van Engelen and Julien B.C.M. Puylaert
Radiology Department of the Rijnland Hospital, Leiderdorp; the Groene Hart Hospital, Gouda and the Medical Centre Haaglanden, the Hague, the Netherlands
Thickening of the gallbladder wall is a relatively frequent finding at diagnostic imaging studies.
Historically, a thick-walled gallbladder has been regarded as proof of primary gallbladder...