What Does My Ultrasound Scan Report Indicate?
Chronic cholecystitis most likely.
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The gall bladder is an organ that normally stores bile produced in the liver and releases it into the small intestine to help in digestion of fats. A shrunken gall bladder is a lay mans term and is usually used to describe chronic changes in liver due to inflammation.
Medically this is termed as Cholecystitis;which is the sudden inflammation of your gallbladder. If this condition persists over time, such as for months, with repeated untreated attacks .or if there are recurrent problems with gallbladder function, it's known as chronic cholecystitis. . In chronic cholecystitis due to permanent inflammatory changes gallbladder gets atrophied(often described as a shrinked gallbladder).At this stage if left untreated over years gall stones may form.
Firstly i would say don't panic at all,In todays era gallbladder stone,cholecystitis etc are something we can see in every third adult women.Gallbladder as such has no significant function in proper digestion or maintainance of body so removing it is not a big deal.
Investigation suggested-CT abdomen.
USG is just a basic investigation and results often are not very promising so get a CT scan done and exact diagnosis and severity of problem would be clear.
Treatment consists in removing the gall bladder. This can either be done by an open operation or by laparoscopy - wherein the same thing is done using telescopes and instruments passed through small holes in the abdominal wall rather than opening the abdomen by a long incision.
Laproscopic removal of gall bladder is easiest and safest as well as latestmethod and is almost painless virtually.
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