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Hyperattenuating gallbladder (differential)

A hyperattenuating gallbladder may occur from a number of different etiologies:

Radiographic features

  • gallbladder measures between 20-100 HU

Treatment and prognosis

If there are no other concerning features (e.g. gallbladder wall thickening), then a hyperattenuating gallbladder does not need to be followed up. Otherwise, ultrasound would be useful for further evaluation.

Article information

rID: 35238
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hyperdense gallbladder
  • Hyperattenuated gallbladder

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