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Gross irregular thickening of the GB wall mainly at the fundus

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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
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General Surgeon 's  Response
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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
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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
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