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My gallbladder was removed in 1996. A recent nd I

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Question: My gallbladder was removed in 1996. A recent nd I with and without contrast revealed t2 hyperintense lesions within the tail 2-7 mmm along with duct dilitation. The lesions were biopsied in 2015 as benign. The duct dilitation is new. What should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing. It's a normal physiological process.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for choosing 'Ask a Doctor' service for your query.

As per the rails and researches- Dilatation of the bile duct occurred slightly in most cases post cholecystectomy though some cases showed more than 3 mm dilatation.

However, if the patient is asymptomatic bile duct dilatation of up to 10 mm can be considered as a normal range in patients after cholecystectomy.

I don't feel you need to worry at all.
It's a normal physiological process.

Follow-ups are welcome.
Thank you.


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My gallbladder was removed in 1996. A recent nd I

Brief Answer: Nothing. It's a normal physiological process. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for choosing 'Ask a Doctor' service for your query. As per the rails and researches- Dilatation of the bile duct occurred slightly in most cases post cholecystectomy though some cases showed more than 3 mm dilatation. However, if the patient is asymptomatic bile duct dilatation of up to 10 mm can be considered as a normal range in patients after cholecystectomy. I don't feel you need to worry at all. It's a normal physiological process. Follow-ups are welcome. Thank you.