Gallbladder polyps

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Switzerland

Christian Toso
Professor
Christian Toso
Head of Division

Gallbladder polyps are often found incidentally during gallbladder examination, especially when performing a gallbladder ultrasound (FR)

Surgery or follow-up for gallbladder polyps 

If the polyps are painless and small (<10 mm), ultrasound follow-up is usually recommended every 6 to 12 months.

The cholecystectomy is indicated if the polyps: 

  • cause pain
  • are associated with gallbladder stones or other bile duct conditions 
  • are larger than 10mm. 
Polyps
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Benign tumors that consists in protrusions of the gallbladder wall
Gallbladder
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Bile reservoir attached to the liver
Cholecystectomy
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surgical procedure removing the gallbladder

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Last update : 03/01/2022