Category Archives: Gallbladder - Part 2

Gallbladder polyps: RISK FACTORS FOR GALLBLADDER POLYPS Part 2

Similarly, there is no evidence of a relationship between PLG and biochemical parameters such as plasma lipid profile, hepatitis B virus carrier status and liver function. Chen et al found that glucose intolerance, but not overt diabetes mellitus, is a … Continue reading

Gallbladder polyps: RISK FACTORS FOR GALLBLADDER POLYPS Part 1

Many studies have attempted to determine individual risk factors that predispose patients to the formation of PLG. The impact of demographic factors such as patient age and sex have been variable. Although most reports have documented the highest prevalence of … Continue reading

Gallbladder polyps: PREVALENCE

The prevalence of PLG has been estimated to range from 0.03% to 9.5% of the adult population, depending on the type of study and the population of interest. Many of the large population studies have been performed in Asian populations, … Continue reading

Gallbladder polyps: Epidemiology, natural history and management

Over the past 20 years, the increased availability and improved image quality of abdominal ultrasonography have led to a dramatic increase in the detection of abnormalities of the biliary tree, including polypoid lesions of the gallbladder (PLG). Defined sonographically as … Continue reading

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