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Is gall bladder removal necessary for polyp in gall bladder?

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Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014
Question: If a polyp is found in gall bladder , would the whole gall bladder need removing ?
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
depends on size of polyp

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic .

It depends upon size of polyp. If polyp is more then 1cm size or any family member having cancer of gall bladder or it is causing pain in right upper abdomen then whole gall bladder needs to be removed as chances of cancer would be more and of recurrence too.

If polyp is less then 1cm size and there is no family member suffering from gall bladder cancer then no treatment needed. Just followup ultrasound may be done yearly and treatment depends if there is growth of polyp.

Hope I have answered your query . If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil
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Follow up: Dr. Deepika Patil (1 hour later)
Can I please ask
Also my father had ct scan as he had XXXXXXX cancer surgery in march . The scan states .... 1 new lesion 1.5 cm in liver .

This would b a liver meta right ?
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
likely

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Your father more likley to have liver metastasis. As in patients with colon cancer new liver lesion of size 1.5cm is most likely to be liver metastasis.

This will be confirmed by features of ct and raise in cea level.

Hope I have answered your query . If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil
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Follow up: Dr. Deepika Patil (4 hours later)
Would there be treatment for this ?
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
depends on general health

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Yes treatment is there.

For single metastasis if your father general conditions is good then following treatment options are there
-surgical resection of that part
-chemoembolisation
-radio frequency ablation etc.

The choice of treatment depends on treating doctor and on exact location of metastasis and its blood supply.

Hope I have answered your query . If any further queries are there I would love to help .

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil

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Is gall bladder removal necessary for polyp in gall bladder?

Brief Answer: depends on size of polyp Detailed Answer: Hi Mam, Welcome to HealthcareMagic . It depends upon size of polyp. If polyp is more then 1cm size or any family member having cancer of gall bladder or it is causing pain in right upper abdomen then whole gall bladder needs to be removed as chances of cancer would be more and of recurrence too. If polyp is less then 1cm size and there is no family member suffering from gall bladder cancer then no treatment needed. Just followup ultrasound may be done yearly and treatment depends if there is growth of polyp. Hope I have answered your query . If any further queries are there I would love to help. Regards Dr.Deepika Patil