Ultrasound showed spots on gallbladder. Are these likely malignant?
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Posted Thu, 2 Jan 2014 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 45 minutes later
Brief Answer: More information will be needed Detailed Answer: Dear patient, Thanks for the query. The most common masses in the gall bladder are stones; rarely, there are abscesces or infectious collections of the gall bladder wall; but for other massess, particularly involving the tissues of the bladder, malignancy is a concern. It is very likely that more imaging will be required by your physicians to help get to a specific diagnosis (CT scan of the abdomen, MRI of the abdomen); even if the results are inconclusive, a suggestion about taking the gall bladder out (cholecystectomy) would also be a possibility. Hope that helps, wish you the best, Dr Brenes-Salazar MD Mayo Clinic MN