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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Gall Bladder Polyps
I have been plagued for years with RUQ pain. Last year they did a CT scan after a hysterectomy and said I had gallstones. This month the pain got so bad I went to the ER. They admitted me and ran a CT Scan which showed no gallstones, they also did A HIDA scan which showed polyps ans an ejection fraction of 1%, saying there was no signifigant response of the gallbladder to IV CCK. What does all this mean?
Basically your gallbladder is not functioning as it should. The ejection fraction should be above 35-40%, meaning 40% of the bile gets drained with each contraction. Only 1% of yours does. You need your gallbladder removed.
Annette Kyprianou, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University