The non-visualized gallbladder by ultrasonography implications and differential diagnosis

L. Hutton, N. Lamki, R. Rankin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The findings in 42 consecutive patients in whom the gallbladder or its lumen were not visualized ultra-sonographically were reviewed retrospectively for evidence of gallbladder disease. The series contains two groups of patients - the larger comprised 32 patients in whom the gallbladder was represented only by a dense echogenic focus, with acoustic shadowing, in the right upper quadrant, thought to be due to cholelithiasis in a small contracted gallbladder. The accuracy of this finding in predicting gallbladder disease was 96%. The smaller group consisted of eight patients in whom the gallbladder was not visualized. In seven patients with follow-up, the accuracy of this finding in predicting gallbladder disease was only 71%. Dense echoes in the right upper quadrant were not always due to cholelithiasis but to emphysematous cholecystitis in one patient, porcelain gallbladder in a second, and agenesis of the gallbladder in a third.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Association of Radiologists Journal
Volume34
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1983

Fingerprint

Gallbladder
Ultrasonography
Differential Diagnosis
Gallbladder Diseases
Cholelithiasis
Emphysematous Cholecystitis
Dental Porcelain
Acoustics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Cite this

The non-visualized gallbladder by ultrasonography implications and differential diagnosis. / Hutton, L.; Lamki, N.; Rankin, R.

In: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, 1983, p. 140-142.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{6756aa6e44d54c0493085c357e82d5ad,
title = "The non-visualized gallbladder by ultrasonography implications and differential diagnosis",
abstract = "The findings in 42 consecutive patients in whom the gallbladder or its lumen were not visualized ultra-sonographically were reviewed retrospectively for evidence of gallbladder disease. The series contains two groups of patients - the larger comprised 32 patients in whom the gallbladder was represented only by a dense echogenic focus, with acoustic shadowing, in the right upper quadrant, thought to be due to cholelithiasis in a small contracted gallbladder. The accuracy of this finding in predicting gallbladder disease was 96{\%}. The smaller group consisted of eight patients in whom the gallbladder was not visualized. In seven patients with follow-up, the accuracy of this finding in predicting gallbladder disease was only 71{\%}. Dense echoes in the right upper quadrant were not always due to cholelithiasis but to emphysematous cholecystitis in one patient, porcelain gallbladder in a second, and agenesis of the gallbladder in a third.",
author = "L. Hutton and N. Lamki and R. Rankin",
year = "1983",
language = "English",
volume = "34",
pages = "140--142",
journal = "Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal",
issn = "0846-5371",
publisher = "Canadian Medical Association",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The non-visualized gallbladder by ultrasonography implications and differential diagnosis

AU - Hutton, L.

AU - Lamki, N.

AU - Rankin, R.

PY - 1983

Y1 - 1983

N2 - The findings in 42 consecutive patients in whom the gallbladder or its lumen were not visualized ultra-sonographically were reviewed retrospectively for evidence of gallbladder disease. The series contains two groups of patients - the larger comprised 32 patients in whom the gallbladder was represented only by a dense echogenic focus, with acoustic shadowing, in the right upper quadrant, thought to be due to cholelithiasis in a small contracted gallbladder. The accuracy of this finding in predicting gallbladder disease was 96%. The smaller group consisted of eight patients in whom the gallbladder was not visualized. In seven patients with follow-up, the accuracy of this finding in predicting gallbladder disease was only 71%. Dense echoes in the right upper quadrant were not always due to cholelithiasis but to emphysematous cholecystitis in one patient, porcelain gallbladder in a second, and agenesis of the gallbladder in a third.

AB - The findings in 42 consecutive patients in whom the gallbladder or its lumen were not visualized ultra-sonographically were reviewed retrospectively for evidence of gallbladder disease. The series contains two groups of patients - the larger comprised 32 patients in whom the gallbladder was represented only by a dense echogenic focus, with acoustic shadowing, in the right upper quadrant, thought to be due to cholelithiasis in a small contracted gallbladder. The accuracy of this finding in predicting gallbladder disease was 96%. The smaller group consisted of eight patients in whom the gallbladder was not visualized. In seven patients with follow-up, the accuracy of this finding in predicting gallbladder disease was only 71%. Dense echoes in the right upper quadrant were not always due to cholelithiasis but to emphysematous cholecystitis in one patient, porcelain gallbladder in a second, and agenesis of the gallbladder in a third.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0020523334&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0020523334&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 6885887

AN - SCOPUS:0020523334

VL - 34

SP - 140

EP - 142

JO - Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal

JF - Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal

SN - 0846-5371

IS - 2

ER -