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Ultrasound states biliary ducts are not dilated. What does it mean?

i have here the result of my ultrasound . And it states that the biliary ducts are not dilated. The gallbladder is adequately destended filled with medium to high level debris with smooth non-thickened walls. there are multiple small intense echo with posterior sonic shadowing in the lumen aggregately measuring 2.1 x 2.4 cm. What does this mean doc?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

Your report says that there are gall stones (cholelithiasis) and some sludge in the gall bladder.
It is not serious and common condition.
There is no obstruction to the normal flow of bile from gall bladder into the intestine.

The gall stones are not impacted, non-obstructive. So the bile ducts tree is not enlarged. The gall
bladder walls are thin as normal, ruling out infection (cholecystitis). It is good news.

Gall stones form by various causes including infections, stagnation, obstruction at the outflow ducts etc.
Please be guided by the opinion of a gastro-enterologist for treatment. Some stones would dissolve with medical measures. Some (especially obstructive ones) may need endoscopic removal (ERCP).

I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily. I would be glad to answer any further queries. Please ask for any clarifications before closing and rating this answer.
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at
Good Luck! Thank you!!
Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Radiologist Dr. Dharmesh Kumar Jain 's  Response
It means you have cholelithiasis, meaning multiple calculi/stones inside the gall bladder, which could be due to chronic infection or due to some metabolic / haematologic disorders. Biliary ducts are not dilated means there is no obstruction to the passage of the bile from the liver to the duodenum. This is a normal condition. Dont worry about this. your only worry should be stones in the gall bladder, which may require surgery or you may try some medicines to dissolve them.Better you consult some gastroenterologist or gastrosurgeon.
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