The incidence of calculi in focal nonshadowing echogenicity in the gallbladder

M. A. Sandler, E. M. Biunno, M. L. Gross, Beatrice Madrazo

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Abstract

Sonography is valuable in the accurate diagnosis of gallstones. All but the smallest stones attenuate sound, a phenomenon known as acoustic shadowing. However, when small focal nonshadowing opacities are present, the diagnostic question is whether they represent small calculi. In a four-year review of sonographic studies performed at Henry Ford Hospital, 12 patients in whom this sonographic finding was present underwent cholecystectomies, and seven had calculi (58%). If the presence of gallstones is the factor that will determine whether surgery will be performed, we recommend a repeat examination to confirm the presence of the focal opacities and to elicit acoustic shadowing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-115
Number of pages4
JournalHenry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
Volume33
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Calculi
Gallstones
Gallbladder
Acoustics
Incidence
Cholecystectomy
Ultrasonography

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The incidence of calculi in focal nonshadowing echogenicity in the gallbladder. / Sandler, M. A.; Biunno, E. M.; Gross, M. L.; Madrazo, Beatrice.

In: Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2-3, 01.12.1985, p. 112-115.

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Sandler, M. A. ; Biunno, E. M. ; Gross, M. L. ; Madrazo, Beatrice. / The incidence of calculi in focal nonshadowing echogenicity in the gallbladder. In: Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal. 1985 ; Vol. 33, No. 2-3. pp. 112-115.
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