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Question:

I have been diagnosed with a hyperechogenic gallstone of 3 mm.

They want to remove my gallbladder and I am not clear on what is at risk
I am 41 years old and I am afraid of the surgery

Should I go to surgery or not

Ronald

Answer:

Dear Ronald,

Echogenic is the characteristic of organs and structures that reflect high-frequency sound waves and thus can be imaged by ultrasound techniques.

The decision whether to pursue surgery or not depends on the medical risk as well as the characteristics of the stone itself, i.e. stone buoyancy and presence of calcification

CT scan of the gallbladder can be considered to further define the stone.

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