Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Gross irregular thickening of the GB wall mainly at the fundus

Hello Doctor,

My father is of 59 yrs old. He is residing in chennai. He used to vomit once in every 15 days with the right side chest pain. This problem is there for the past 1 month. He gets tired out easily after vomiting. We consulted a leading Gastro Entrologists in Chennai and initially he asked him to take medicine for 10 days and then asked to take CT scan. Scan Report has the impression that " CT upper abdomen (plain and contrast). Gall bladder is adequately distended. There is a gross irregular thickening of the GB wall mainly at the fundus. Significant pericholecystic fat stranded noted. Wall thickening noted in the duodenal cap.
The CDP is prominent with wall thickening noted. Impression:  CT features are suggestive of grossly thickened irregular GB wall (screening ultra sound showed an echogenic lesion attached to the fundus of the gall bladder).

Please advise us how to proceed further.

Asked On : Wed, 14 Apr 2010
Answers:  2 Views:  1450
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
General Surgeon 's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
please get your father checked up surgeon and further evaluation to reach a diagnosis of the cause of thickening of gall bladder and surrounding area.
laparoscopy may be done to reach a diagnosis
better to be admitted in hospital and get treatment
Answered: Wed, 23 Nov 2011
I find this answer helpful
  Anonymous's Response

Hi, your father must be having intermittent blockage of the Biliary tree. This Biliary tree is the pathway in which the bile flows out of the liver & Gall bladder into the intestines(duodenum). During such episodes he might get jaundice, pain abdomen & vomiting as symptoms.

The features that you described- "echogenic lesion attached to the fundus of the gall bladder, gross irregular thickening of the GB wall mainly at the fundus, Wall thickening noted in the duodenal cap", all can give rise to the block.

The "echogenic lesion attached to the fundus of the gall bladder", may need further investigation, a biopsy probably, depending on the size & persistance.

A Hepato-biliary surgeon or a Hepatologist is the right person to handle this case.

Answered: Sat, 17 Apr 2010
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor